Fog clears; warm temperatures to return Thursday

Posted May 9, 2013

— Thick fog slowed the morning commute Thursday in some spots across the Triangle, but no major or slowdowns or wrecks were reported. 

A dense fog advisory issued by the National Weather Service overnight was scheduled to expire at 9 a.m., and sunshine should quickly warm up temperatures across the area. 

Temperatures will climb into the 70s by lunchtime and top out in the low 80s during the afternoon. 

On Friday, some spots could see daytime highs creep into the upper 80s. 

"Our forecast high is 87 degrees, and if we get there it will be the warmest day of the year," Gardner said. 

Rain chances return Saturday as a cold front pushes through the state, but the dreary weather won't stick around long. Clearing will begin late on Mother's Day and abundant sunshine will return for the beginning of next week.

The system will also help push temperatures back down, with daytime highs Monday and Tuesday struggling to get out of the mid-60s.


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  • mmtlash May 9, 2013

    Seeing the sun feels like such a novelty after all this cloudy dreary weather we've been having

  • jblake1932 May 9, 2013

    If we could only get the fog to lift from the forecasting, we would be doing great!!

  • awr117 May 9, 2013

    Driver pointer 101: Your headlights are not only needed for night time. Amazed me at the number of people driving around this morning in the fog without their lights. There are some clueless drivers out there.

  • Raleighmomof3 May 9, 2013

    That was some fog in the sky in and around Cary. Looked more like smoke to me.

  • Obamacare survives May 9, 2013

    Agreed. It's a good thing for most of these people that breathing is involuntary.

  • Pretzel Logic May 9, 2013

    I am "amazed" at the number of people out there this morning driving around in blatant disregard for the law and the for the safety of the other drivers around them, dense fog, tailgating, weaving across three lanes because the cautious drivers weren't going fast enough for them, Excessive speed (87mph), No Headlights

    What a bunch of Moroons, Truly Amazing...