Showers signal cool weather on way

Posted September 12, 2013

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— The damp weather felt across the Triangle Thursday turned to showers for some as the sun went down.

Temperatures climbed into the 90s for a third consecutive day Thursday across central and eastern North Carolina, but the evening showers are a precursor to the big change to come.

There is about a 25 percent chance for residents of any given area to see rain Thursday evening, but any storms that form could include brief, heavy rainfall and frequent lightning.

A small chance for storms will remain on Friday, but much of the area will stay dry as cool air begins filtering into the region behind a passing cold front. Daytime temperatures will reach the mid-80s, but high school football players and fans will be greeted with temperatures in the mid-70s as games kick off. 

The mercury will continue to drop overnight Friday, settling in the mid-50s by early Saturday morning.

Low temperatures early Sunday morning could be in the upper 40s for some spots, and daytime highs will top out at about 80 degrees.  


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  • simplelogic Sep 12, 2013

    The duration doesn't matter. It's a forecast, not an opinion.

  • tobywilliamson1973 Sep 12, 2013

    We're talking temps. here, not rain. A small difference,there is.

  • simplelogic Sep 12, 2013

    Right, toby. What difference does one day make, anyway? Maybe you should ask the folks in Colorado..

  • tobywilliamson1973 Sep 12, 2013

    One day change? Again, wow!

  • simplelogic Sep 12, 2013

    Low of 67 vs low of 48 is pretty significant. When was the last time we had a temp that low? High of 90 vs high of 75, with much lower humidity, is going to feel significantly different also. Why not enjoy it, instead of grumbling about semantics??? As for the headline bit - it's the weather news for the day. What do you expect?

  • tobywilliamson1973 Sep 12, 2013

    Wow, big changes for a day? Now that's a headline!!

  • Obamacare for everyone Sep 12, 2013

    For once in my life, I think I agree with seankelly.

  • seankelly15 Sep 12, 2013

    SingleLensReflex.SLR - "wow, talk about contrived drama... a drop from 90 to 80 degrees in September is "temperature shock" ? save the superlatives."

    First, please look up the definition of 'superlative' - the phrase "temperature shock" isn't a superlative. Second, the high may only be 10 - 15 degrees, but IF YOU HAD ACTUALLY READ THE STORY BEFORE CRITICIZING you would know that the LOWS will be the 40s and 50s - which is quite a difference and may actually be a "temperature shock".

  • wakethezombies Sep 12, 2013

    BIGGGG SHOCKKKKK !!! Alert! Temps will drop ten degrees! It will be in the low 80's on Sunday- in September! lol

  • davidjunk2 Sep 12, 2013

    I think the big shock will be mostly due to the reduced humidity. It's going to feel great getting down into the upper 40's and 50's at night.