Fall returns with spotty showers

Posted November 13, 2012

— A brief stint of mild temperatures came to a quick end Tuesday morning as a cold front moved in from the west, bringing a blast of chilly air and rain showers to central and eastern North Carolina. 

After a start near 60 degrees before dawn, the thermostat was reading 49 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport by 1 p.m. 

"Cold air is just to the north and west and it will continue to filter into the area pretty quickly," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. 

Rain associated with the front won't be heavy, but spotty showers were falling across the Triangle by early afternoon, and some could linger in the central part of the state into the evening. 

"We'll have enough rain to cause some issues on the roadways," Gardner said. "Many of them are wet, so you may want to plan some extra time as you drive around today."

As the front clears, temperatures will dip into the mid-30s overnight, a few degrees below normal for mid-November.

High temperatures will hover in the 50s for the rest of the work week, climbing to as high as 59 on Friday, as partly sunny weather settles in.

Weather for the 2012 WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade, presented by the Shop Local Raleigh, will be pleasant but chilly, with temperatures in the low 40s when the parade begins at 10 a.m.


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  • Shadow666 Nov 13, 2012

    Fall returns? Oh noes, it's not going to be 80+ degrees every day!

    Enjoy the nice weather while it will probably 90 in December.

  • Hammerhead Nov 13, 2012

    Good to see the rain, my wheat and clover are thirsty.

  • PracticalMagick Nov 13, 2012

    is it raining cats and possums? ;)

  • simplelogic Nov 13, 2012

    "Glad i could help."


  • simplelogic Nov 13, 2012

    "Really folks? The possums are not harmed."

    Right - neither by the rain nor the cold. They have fur.

  • awr117 Nov 13, 2012

    "Thank you for validating the forecast"

    Glad i could help.

  • kristiwatson350 Nov 13, 2012

    Really folks? The possums are not harmed. There is a whole lot more important things that happen in this country than folks fighting over lowering a possum in a cage and then setting him free. I think people that fight over these types of things need to get a life. Wake up!!

  • simplelogic Nov 13, 2012

    "Showers possible? Its been raining non stop all day...."

    Thank you for validating the forecast.

  • awr117 Nov 13, 2012

    Showers possible? Its been raining non stop all day....