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Storms should stay south, east of Triangle Thursday

Posted August 22, 2013

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— Residents of the Sandhills started seeing showers and thunderstorms before 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, and that weather pattern was expected to move west to east through the evening, but any rain should stay south and east of the Triangle, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

"You can't rule out a stray shower in the Triangle tonight," Maze said.

Where storms form, they could include heavy downpours and frequent lightning.

As the atmosphere cools, storms will dissipate, Maze said, and the overnight hours should be clear.

Friday will again see temperatures climb close to 90 degrees before a cool front brings a change for the weekend.

"We have a better chance for storms tomorrow than today in the Triangle," said WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel, "and they will be more widespread and continue into the evening."

That could present a problem for high school football teams scheduled to start the 2013 season Friday evening.

Cooler, drier air will filter into the Triangle behind the passing front, setting up picture-perfect conditions for the weekend. Highs Saturday and Sunday will top out in the mid-80s, and lower dew points will create more comfortable outdoor conditions. 

Overnight lows will dip too, falling into the low 60s Saturday and possible into the upper 50s by Sunday. 

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  • for the people Aug 22, 2013

    climate change, just a coincidence i guess. it's only the fastest (by thousands and thousands of years) climate change our world has experienced as we know it without the catastrophic event like meteor or super volcano. couldn't possibly be the industrial revolution, the ongoing burning of fossil fuels, and billions of humans...nah..

  • HockeyPlayerX Aug 22, 2013

    " http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-on-mars.htm" ... LOL! Why not just recommend Snopes or Mother Jones??!!

    "Global - Adj. "of or relating to the whole world; worldwide." Has nothing to do with the universe but good try at obfuscating the issue." ... which was exactly my point. If the warming is occurring on other planets (and no, your biased junk science liberal hack web link does not refute that) then this is not a "global" issue, it is also not a "universal" issue either, genius, as there is no evidence to backup the idea that it is happening in any other parts of the universe beyond right here in our own little solar system. Smells like solar cycles, looks like solar cycles, warms other planets in our solar system like solar cycles...gotta be SUVs, right?

  • seankelly15 Aug 22, 2013

    HockeyPlayerX - But in case you really want to be able to do more than kibutz about changes in the universe, try reading about the issue that you raised. You can go to http://www.skepticalscience.com/global-warming-on-mars.htm

  • seankelly15 Aug 22, 2013

    HockeyPlayerX - "Global" indeed..."

    Global - Adj. "of or relating to the whole world; worldwide." Has nothing to do with the universe but good try at obfuscating the issue.

  • Obamacare saves lives Aug 22, 2013

    Here we go again. Thanks a lot seankelly.

  • HockeyPlayerX Aug 22, 2013

    "The debate is ORIGIN of this warming. And second, this warming has led to GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE " ...interesting choice of words..."Global". It is even more interesting to note that Venus and Mars have also shown the same warming. SUVs must be really bad to be able to affect the climate on other planets. "Global" indeed...

  • niall Aug 22, 2013

    So, perfect running weather again Saturday morning? Oh, twist my arm.

  • seankelly15 Aug 22, 2013

    mep - "DANG this global warming thing is nice considering mid-eighties in mid-August. LOL."

    I understand that this is a complicated phenomenon for you to understand so I will break it down for you. First, the earth is warming (find one scientist who says that it isn't). The debate is ORIGIN of this warming. And second, this warming has led to GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE - which even someone like you can acknowledge has occurred.

  • sc2005 Aug 22, 2013

    mep-climate change is the more accurate descriptive

  • Mo Blues Aug 22, 2013

    Beautiful weekend, you say? Time for me to get out the parka and galoshes.

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