Showers signal coming cooldown

Posted March 11, 2015

North Carolina Radar

— Rain over the Triangle Wednesday serves as the precursor to a cold front that will dip temperatures back toward the norm for mid-March.

While most areas saw only light, steady rain, thunderstorms fired along the Interstate 95 corridor, with the strongest storms moving north of Greenville in the 5 o'clock hour.

"Other than that, it's just mainly light rain which we'll be dealing with through the bulk of the evening," sai WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.

The chance for showers peaks at about 70 percent through the evening and abates by about 10 p.m.

Rain will move out of the state from north to south on Thursday, allowing more bright skies from Raleigh northward.

Daytime highs will back down into the mid-60s on Thursday, near normal for mid-March.

"It's going to be noticeably cooler tomorrow once our front clears out, and that will still be the case on Friday, too, as our next front arrives," Gardner said.

Daytime highs in the 50s on Friday will be accompanied by rain showers. The dreary weather will continue on Saturday, but sunshine and temperatures in the mid-60s should return to close out the weekend.


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