Triangle dries out, cools off after heavy rains
Posted August 13, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — The Triangle dried out Wednesday for a picture-perfect summer day. The high temperature was in the mid-80s with a light breeze under mostly clear skies.
The cold front that drove heavy rain and severe thunderstorms across the Triangle Tuesday evening brought a cooler air mass that resulted in the weather turnaround.
“Things have improved a good bit since last night,” said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. “And now we’ll have a nice long break – a real, significant change in our weather pattern.”
The wet weather pattern that had lingered over the region since Friday was replaced with drier, milder conditions. The humidity will drop throughout the day Wednesday.
“That drier air has not arrived, but it’s really going to be noticeable by tomorrow morning,” Gardner said. “We’re going to end up with a much, much cooler morning.”
Temperatures will hit a high of 85 degrees on Wednesday and 87 on Thursday and Friday. It will notch up to 88 degrees Saturday.
But Sunday signals the return of more typical summer weather, Gardner said. The humidity will creep up along with the mercury, which is expected to hit 92 degrees for several days.