Stalled front brings cool air for some, showers for others

Posted January 15, 2013

— The unseasonably warm weather the Triangle enjoyed over the weekend came to an abrupt end Tuesday morning as a cold front continued to linger over the central and southern part of the state, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. 

That front, which was also helping spawn light showers in spots north and west of the Triangle early Tuesday, will continue to impact weather in the area for the next two or three days. Depending on its position, temperatures could vary greatly from north to south. 

Early Tuesday, temperatures near the Virginia border were in the low 40s while spots near Fayetteville were in the upper 50s. 

"It's going to be interesting for us the next couple of days because of this front, which is essentially draped across the southern coastal plain this morning," Gardner said. "It's going to have a pretty significant impact on our weather."

Skies will stay mostly cloudy Tuesday as light rain showers help keep temperatures in the upper 40s, about 20 degrees colder than the highs recorded across the area Sunday afternoon. 

On Wednesday, the front will slide northward, allowing temperatures in the 60s to accompany a passing daytime shower. 

"It's just going to shift back and forth," Gardner said. "After Wednesday's warmer highs, we will be right back into the upper 40s and low 50s Thursday."

Once the front clears late Thursday or early Friday, sunshine will return to accompany cold overnight lows and much more normal daytime highs for January.


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  • Uhavenoclu Jan 15, 2013

    Baldchip decided to go to wv for some skiing for a week. So hopefully be able to get some in. It's been cold and wet only not y the wet we were hoping for.

  • BigSteamnTurd Jan 15, 2013

    Raleigh? Get snow/sleet? Right.

    That little birdie is dead. The winter, I mean summer/winter, heat saw to that.

  • TeresaBee Jan 15, 2013

    Raleigh might get sleet snow Thursday night/ Friday morning. So says the little birdie.

  • baldchip Jan 15, 2013

    Uhaven... where are you-certainly not near RDU?? Are you in our mountains??

  • Uhavenoclu Jan 15, 2013

    Hey it's 39 where i'm at and might rain snow freeze mix tonight,we are under an advisory and next weds we are only going to be 18 high and 11 low without the wind.........I', where the real people are right now and not the spoiled florida kiddies.

  • BigSteamnTurd Jan 15, 2013

    Retirement, when you'll be FL bound and then eaten by a 20+ foot snake as you sit in your wheel chair by the water and stare at the humidity.

    Until you're eaten alive that is.

  • jblake1932 Jan 15, 2013

    The front is stalled sorta like the forecasting.

  • Luv2Camp Jan 15, 2013

    I agree with TarHeel4Real. This weather is awful. Can't wait for retirement when I will be FL bound.

  • TarHeel4Real Jan 15, 2013

    Tired of this dreary weather. At least if it snowed it would be something different and fun for the kids.