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After wet weekend, cooler breezes to come

Posted September 7, 2012

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— Fall-like weather is on the way.

Another hot, humid weekend is in store for the Triangle, but what’s waiting on the other side is “our first, legitimate, real taste of fall,” WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said Friday.

A cold front will move into the area late Saturday, bringing rain and the possibility of severe thunderstorms along with it. But as the system shoves off the coast Sunday evening, cooler breezes and drier air will welcome the first part of the week.

Temperatures are expected to top out in the low 80s on Monday and Tuesday, with overnight lows in the upper 50s.

“It’s going to be some great open window sleeping weather,” Johnson said." LIVE Doppler5000 Live DUALDoppler5000

Temperatures will inch upward through the week, hitting the mid-80s by Thursday. But Johnson said the lower humidity should stick around, even if the lower temperatures do not.

Temperatures around the Triangle will reach the lower 90s Friday and Saturday, with a cool-down starting Sunday.

Johnson cautions residents to keep an eye on the sky as the cold front moves in Saturday.

“Saturday could see a round of showers in the morning and another in the late afternoon,” he said. “There will be a chance of severe weather.”


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  • NEtoNC Sep 7, 2012

    I don't dare keep my windows open overnight. :-(

  • RomneyRyan2012 Sep 7, 2012

    Yea! I can't wait to open the windows and turn
    off the a/c turn on the fans, especially at night!

  • mjjohnson1419 Sep 7, 2012

    Its about time! Bring on the fall weather!

  • trekkie13 Sep 7, 2012

    Nothing unusual. Par for the course. Mid September is when overnight lows drop into the upper 50s thus making for more pleasant days even if the temperatures are in the 80s since it takes a long time for the air to heat up from lows in the 50s.

  • NCSU84 Sep 7, 2012

    Enjoy opening windows for feesh air!!

  • csw Sep 7, 2012

    Yea!!! Can't wait for fall!