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Posted August 12, 2013

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— Another hot and sticky day is in store for eastern North Carolina as the mercury climbs into the mid-90s. But relief is on the way.

A cold front dropping down from Canada should swing into the Triangle by Tuesay night, bringing cooler temperatures with it.

“Temperatures are really going to take a plunge later in the week,” WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. “It’s going to feel nice.”

The change begins Wednesday, when the forecast high falls to 83 degrees. The high on Thursday and Friday will be 78 degrees.

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

Thursday will mark a sharp contrast from the normal high of 88 degrees. The record is 99 degrees.

But the cool front comes at a price. The chance of severe weather will increase when the cooler air collides with warmer, humid air. There is an elevated risk of severe weather and damaging winds on Tuesday night into early Wednesday. The chance of rain stays at 40 percent through the rest of the week. Radar Reflectivity iControl Interactive Doppler Radar

There won’t be much relief from the relentless humidity, however. The dew point will remain in the 60s and 70s for much of the week.

“Our dew point is awfully high,” Gardner said. “When it climbs into the mid-70s, it feels very, very muggy. It feels like somebody’s smacking me in the face with that humidity.”
 

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  • lwe1967 Aug 12, 2013

    Fall will be on the way.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Aug 12, 2013

    Looking forward to it.

    I am not a sun/hot person at all.

    I love the rain and cooler temps.

  • Liebe ist fur alle Aug 12, 2013

    "Liebe, forget it, the flat-eathers are out in full force today...as per usual."

    Yeah, and predictably the next thing will be an attack on teh sources, not the data presented.

  • umop apisdn Aug 12, 2013

    "Ummmmmm. Obama said that very thing in reference to the coal industry. Which by the way provides nearly 50% of America's energy."

    That's Obama, a politician. We need renewable, clean energy and the thing to do now, before it becomes and emergency, is to fund studies on what those energies are. Still, I doubt Obama said we need to turn off AC is schools and hospitals.

    Liebe, forget it, the flat-eathers are out in full force today...as per usual.

  • Liebe ist fur alle Aug 12, 2013

    "You have no interest in science and are only interested in political talking points."

    Now you were saying? I'm really interested in hearing your further political talking points on the subject since you obviously have no interest in Science.

  • Liebe ist fur alle Aug 12, 2013

    "First announced in December 2009, a British investigation commissioned by the UEA and chaired by Sir Muir Russell, published its final report in July 2010.[105] The commission cleared the scientists and dismissed allegations that they manipulated their data. The "rigour and honesty" of the scientists at the Climatic Research Unit were found not to be in doubt"

    http://www.cce-review.org/pdf/FINAL%20REPORT.pdf

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/cif-green/2010/jul/07/climategate-scientists

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/jul/07/climategate-review-clears-scientists-dishonesty

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/08/science/earth/08climate.html?_r=0

    http://www.cce-review.org/

  • Liebe ist fur alle Aug 12, 2013

    " You have no interest in science and are only interested in political talking points."

    http://www.uea.ac.uk/mac/comm/media/press/CRUstatements/SAP

    "The report of the independent Science Assessment Panel was published on 14 April 2010 and concluded that the panel had seen "no evidence of any deliberate scientific malpractice in any of the work of the Climatic Research Unit." It found that the CRU's work had been "carried out with integrity" and had used "fair and satisfactory" methods. The CRU was found to be "objective and dispassionate in their view of the data and their results, and there was no hint of tailoring results to a particular agenda." Instead, "their sole aim was to establish as robust a record of temperatures in recent centuries as possible."

  • Liebe ist fur alle Aug 12, 2013

    "You just lost all credibility that you claim to have"

    http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200910/cmselect/cmsctech/387/387i.pdf

    "The committee criticised a "culture of non-disclosure at CRU" and a general lack of transparency in climate science where scientific papers had usually not included all the data and code used in reconstructions. It said that "even if the data that CRU used were not publicly available—which they mostly are—or the methods not published—which they have been—its published results would still be credible: the results from CRU agree with those drawn from other international data sets; in other words, the analyses have been repeated and the conclusions have been verified." The report added that "scientists could have saved themselves a lot of trouble by aggressively publishing all their data instead of worrying about how to stonewall their critics." The committee criticised the university for the way that freedom of information requests were handle

  • Liebe ist fur alle Aug 12, 2013

    "
    Ummmmmm. Obama said that very thing in reference to the coal industry. Which by the way provides nearly 50% of America's energy."

    lie

  • Pirate01 Aug 12, 2013

    ""Penn St/East Anglia were CAUGHT lying to make the data fit into their hypothesis"

    Actually, no they weren't. After a thorough investigation they were found to have done absolutely nothing wrong.

    Liebe ist fur alle"

    You just lost all credibility that you claim to have. You have no interest in science and are only interested in political talking points.

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