Published: 2014-07-04 01:56:00
Updated: 2014-07-04 10:34:56
Posted July 4, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Thursday’s high winds and occasional rain across the Triangle have been replaced by clear skies and a rain-free weekend.
A cold front crossing the state has lowered humidity and temperatures, resulting in what WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel described as a “meteorological Shangri-La.”
“When you talk about July in North Carolina, it’s rare to say that, without a shadow of a doubt, it won’t rain, and it’s also rare to say, without a shadow of a doubt, that it’ll be comfortable,” he said.
Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80s in the Triangle by 4 p.m. Friday before dipping down to the upper 70s by 9 p.m.
“If you’re heading out to any of the fireworks shows tonight, (the weather) should be fabulous for that,” WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.
For the weekend, temperatures will reach the upper 80s under clear skies on Saturday and mostly cloudy skies on Sunday.
Normal July temperatures will return next week with highs in the mid- to upper 90s and the possibility of thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday.