Sun returns, setting up pleasant weekend

Posted September 26, 2014

Drier air will move into central and eastern North Carolina Friday, but it may be late in the day before the bulk of the Triangle sees sunshine, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
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— Drier air moved into central and eastern North Carolina Friday afternoon, and the sun had broken through in downtown Raleigh by 3 p.m., WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

A stationary front just off the North Carolina coast will help produce showers in coastal communities on the final day of the work week. Rain isn't likely in the central part of the state, but clouds from the front will hover over the area through mid-afternoon.

Clearing began in the north and worked its way south during the afternoon.

"Areas like Fayetteville, Goldsboro or Southern Pines may not see noticeable changes until the evening commute," Gardner said.

The continued cloud cover will keep temperatures cool again, as highs will top out in the low 70s.

Despite the slow arrival of drier air, the weekend forecast remains "sunny and bright," Gardner says.

Highs Saturday and Sunday will climb into the upper 70s under partly cloudy skies, and overnight lows will dip into the upper 50s both nights.

Rain chances return Monday and Tuesday, but drier air will arrive again by the middle of next week.


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  • Anita Lambert Hawley Sep 26, 2014
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    I live in Sampson and have not seen the sun for days. Can't depend on the weather folks, so I just go outside and predict my own weather.

  • Jake Goode Sep 26, 2014
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    These lies are hurtful.

  • ytb781pearl Sep 26, 2014

    If they continue saying the same thing day after day, eventually they will get it right.

  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Sep 26, 2014

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    I heard the same exact thing.

  • Geez Louise Sep 26, 2014

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    --Other weather forecasters said the same thing, not just WRAL. Thankful for the rain, but seems to me we're getting too much of a good thing.

  • Kathleen Newberg Sep 26, 2014
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  • Ishitonthewralcorncobdesk Sep 26, 2014

    I remember WRAL saying this would be done by Wednesday's evening commute. Did they mean next Wednesday?