64 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2011-09-14 10:05:00
Updated: 2011-09-15 07:44:16
Posted September 14, 2011
Updated September 15, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Summer comes to an abrupt end this week when the daytime high temperatures in central North Carolina – which have been averaging in the high 80s to low 90s – drop by about 20 degrees.
A cold front will move across the area Thursday night and by Friday afternoon some light rain is possible, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.
The high temperatures will remain summery on Thursday, reaching to around 90 degrees. The front will drop temperatures into the mid 50s overnight, and they won't get out of the low to mid 60s on Friday and Saturday. Both those days will be cloudy and have a chance at light rain and showers.
Sunday will see the beginning of a slight warm-up, but the temperatures won't return to summer-like 90s.
Sunday will see a high around 75 degrees, Monday closer to 80 degrees, and Tuesday in the low 80s.