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Cold front brings dry air, cooler weather

Posted June 24

— Strong storms brought relief from Saturday's hot and steamy weather and when the skies clear, more comfortable temperatures will stick around.

Strong storms began moving toward the coast Saturday night, but not before dropping nearly half an inch of rain in Raleigh and more than an inch of rain in Fayetteville.

"We've had some pretty good rainfall totals," WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.

Several roads in Raleigh were experienced minor flooding as a result of the heavy rain and power was temporarily knocked out at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Saturday evening.

A cold front that moves through Saturday night will make for a more comfortable Sunday, with lower humidity despite a high temperature of 87 degrees.

"While it will be warm, it will not be as muggy," WIlmoth said. "It should be a dry day for us as we wrap up the weekend."

A second cold front expected to move through Monday will cause rain chances to decrease for the remainder of the week, with just a 5 percent chance of precipitation on Monday.

"Finally, a bit of a break from the rain," Wilmoth said.

7-Day Forecast

The cold fronts will bring a surge of cool dry air that will make for cooler than normal temperatures through mid-week.

"Starting tomorrow, you'll feel a difference but you'll really start to notice it Monday," Wilmoth said.

Temperatures will remain in the low 80s through Wednesday before climbing into the upper 80s on Thursdays and 90s for next weekend.

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