Capricious temperatures a sure sign of fall

Posted November 3, 2013
Updated November 4, 2013

— Fall is settling into central North Carolina with a blaze of color and a week of wildly fluctuating temperatures ahead.

Triangle residents woke up Monday to what is forecast as the the coldest day of the week, with overnight temperatures dipping into the 30s. But the mercury will rise into the 70s in the next few days.

"It is November now, and we will see some pretty big fluctuations in our temperature," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "But we are trending cooler."

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

There will abundant sunshine Monday, along with a few high, thin clouds. Sunny skies should prevail for the next few days, despite moisture that will push into the region from the Atlantic Ocean by Tuesday.

That moisture will bring clouds but no rain, Gardner said.

While the weather will warm up through the week, another cooling trend is on the way for the weekend. A cold front moving in Thursday will push down the expected high Friday to 58 degrees.

"The front comes through with a chance of showers, and then we cool down," Gardner said. "This is the time of year you really have to pay attention to what is happening with the forecast."




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  • iceman2262 Nov 4, 2013

    Some of you just make me laugh.Always got to find somthing worng.So there was a mistake with a word get over it and enjoy life and this nice carolina Weather!!It's not always Perfect and nor are you.

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Nov 4, 2013

    Weather People
    You are the best!

  • kikinc Nov 4, 2013

    Of course it's the word of the day! No one had any idea that November is usually on the cool side. And I didn't find the drop in temperature all that sudden.

  • joshro Nov 4, 2013

    Capricious!? Is the WRAL's word for the day or something? Maybe it's just me but I don't see the weather conditions as being a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change. lol

  • DangYankee Nov 4, 2013

    "Sunny skies should prevail fore the next few days..." Is the Web Editor sleeping on the job? "Fore".... Really????

  • Geez Louise Nov 4, 2013

    russh198, my thought exactly!

  • russh198 Nov 4, 2013

    After reading many of the comments on, I wonder how many people had to look up the word "Capricious?"

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