Cold air settling in as skies clear across central NC
Posted December 10, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Skies were clearing across central and eastern North Carolina Tuesday afternoon as the storm system that brought steady rain to the region since Sunday edged toward the coast.
"The rain is moving out," WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said. "We've seen it end in Raleigh and Durham and Fayetteville. It's all east of Interstate 95 now."
The weather made for a miserable, wet Monday morning that was marked by fog and a slippery commute. By comparison, the evening rush will be dry – but residents should bundle up for a frigid night.
"It will be clear and turning cold this evening and tonight, with lows in the upper 20s," Johnson said.
Temperatures will start in the upper 20s Wednesday and struggle to climb into the low 40s. The pattern will remain similar on Thursday and Friday, with highs only reaching the mid-40s.
Rain chances will return on Saturday as highs climb into the 50s.