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'Curl up and nap' weather to give way by mid-week

Posted October 8, 2012

— The week is off to a gray, chilly, damp start, but conditions will warm up by the opening of the North Carolina State Fair on Thursday, WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said.

A cold rain swept across the Triangle Monday morning and afternoon, keeping temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s.

"It feels more like January than October right now," Johnson said, noting that the 48-degree noon temperature at Raleigh-Durham International Airport was only 2 degrees above the temperature in Asheville.

"This is curl-up-and-take-a-nap weather if I've ever seen it," he said. "It's every bit as nasty outside as it looks."

An elevated layer of unstable air produced some lightning and thunder, but Johnson said the cold air near the ground lessened the chance of severe weather Monday afternoon.

Temperatures in the Triangle were expected to remain in the low to mid-50s on Monday, and the upper-level disturbance guaranteed overcast skies and a continued chance of showers throughout the afternoon.

The Triangle should dry out Tuesday, when the clouds will begin moving out, but temperatures won't rise much beyond 60 degrees, Johnson said. Temperatures will spike to the upper 70s on Wednesday in "a peach of a day" before settling into the upper 60s to mid-70s for a dry opening weekend to State Fair.

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  • jblake1932 Oct 8, 6:27 p.m.

    Can't "curl up and nap", have to work for those who want(won't)!

  • Minarchist Oct 8, 4:44 p.m.

    "You guys go ahead and "curl up and nap", the rest of us will be at work..." IHeartThe1Percent

    "Glad SOMEeone doesn't have anything else to do.........." ellengraham5660

    Hate to break it to you folks, but not everyone works a Monday through Friday, 9-5 job. If they did, the world would shut down. No restaurants, retail stores, movie theaters, grocery stores, hospitals, police & fireman, airport employees... there are HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people who don't work a "standard" work day for various reasons. Be thankful for every last one of them because society needs every last one of them.

    Just because YOU are at work during the day doesn't mean that someone who isn't doesn't work just as hard (or harder) and pay just as much (or more) in taxes.
    Pepe Silvia
    October 8, 2012 4:21 p.m.
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    Their TV tells them no one works. Just like their TV tells them who to vote for. Do you really think people want to vote for Obama or Romney? No thats who their TV tells them can win and

  • Pepe Silvia Oct 8, 4:21 p.m.

    "You guys go ahead and "curl up and nap", the rest of us will be at work..."
    IHeartThe1Percent

    "Glad SOMEeone doesn't have anything else to do.........." ellengraham5660

    Hate to break it to you folks, but not everyone works a Monday through Friday, 9-5 job. If they did, the world would shut down. No restaurants, retail stores, movie theaters, grocery stores, hospitals, police & fireman, airport employees... there are HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of people who don't work a "standard" work day for various reasons. Be thankful for every last one of them because society needs every last one of them.

    Just because YOU are at work during the day doesn't mean that someone who isn't doesn't work just as hard (or harder) and pay just as much (or more) in taxes.

  • Hammerhead Oct 8, 4:19 p.m.

    "If you've never been to our coast in the fall, it's really special."

    The mountains ain't too shabby either. My basement is now down to 62 degrees.......time to make a couple of batches of beer.

  • ellengraham5660 Oct 8, 3:57 p.m.

    Glad SOMEeone doesn't have anything else to do..........

  • Hammerhead Oct 8, 3:53 p.m.

    "Decided this morning to make the house smell good. Beef tips are in the crock pot-tonight will be a great meal for a wet, cold day!!"

    Mix in a nice crackling fire.......

  • Hammerhead Oct 8, 3:26 p.m.

    This weather doesn't bother me any more than the 95 degree or 35 degree days do. I've got a pile of wood that needs splitting and some trees to plant. The ground will be nice and soft.

  • baldchip Oct 8, 3:23 p.m.

    Rebel-we leave at 5AM Friday for Portsmouth Island. I hope the "big croakers" better known as Red Drum start to move up and down that beach! I've caught many a croaker and bluefish, but never a red drum.

    When a big front like this comes thru, it stimulates the mullets to start migrating south(mullet blow)-and following the mullets are all the big drum and blues feeding up for the winter.

    Decided this morning to make the house smell good. Beef tips are in the crock pot-tonight will be a great meal for a wet, cold day!!

    Bleak cold days like today will yield to a few beautiful days to spend at the fair or at the coast. Aren't we blessed in NC to have so many wonderful opportunities???

  • boolittlek Oct 8, 3:15 p.m.

    I'm in training classes today and tomorrow. Today's class got out early, so 'curl up and nap' was on my agenda even before I saw this article.

  • PracticalMagick Oct 8, 3:14 p.m.

    Wow...that was almost cool how politics just slid right on into the weather thread.... LOL...

    (insert sarcasm font here)I love election year...

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