Friday will feel like fall

Posted September 14, 2011
Updated September 15, 2011

— 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.


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  • jblake1932 Sep 15, 2011

    The Chief: I noticed the same thing about the temps! Always happens, don't it? I saw the trucks also and thought they were hauling sand, but it was too white. I think they had cleaned up some backroads and was hauling the leftover brime back to the storage area!!

  • The Chief is wrong Sep 15, 2011

    I see WRAL still hasnt put the rain percentage chances in their forecast. They have 40% for tonight, but nothing after that-they wont touch it. I guess weatherscope is in a real tizzy right now. The chief is gonna have to rely solely on the dual doppler 5000.

  • The Chief is wrong Sep 15, 2011

    No trsut me, its briMe. Brine is the old school stuff. This is the new formulation and it lasts for MONTHS! In fact if you look at I-40 closely during your travels you can still see its remnants.

  • Garnerwolf1 Sep 15, 2011

    What is brime? If you are referring to the stuff the put on streets to keep from freezing/help with melting, it's "briNe"

  • The Chief is wrong Sep 15, 2011

    I saw DOT trucks this morning already full of brime. They primed and ready to go!! Lets hope this cool snap doesnt set them off by accident. We're still cleaning up after last year's episodes.

  • The Chief is wrong Sep 15, 2011

    I notice WRAL has taken the rain percent chances out of the 7 day forecast for Friday and Saturday. They were there yesterday. The ole weatherscope model must be acting up again so they ahve no idea what percentages to put in.

  • nashville Sep 15, 2011

    My squirrel dogs can feel it in the air.They had a little extra spring in their step this morning.

  • Jakethesnake Sep 15, 2011

    wow, you might be a redneck if......You have conversations about chickens on the wral golo board. LOL

  • The Chief is wrong Sep 14, 2011

    I made a canopy out of some old rebar and tarps and we kept our chickens under those.

  • jblake1932 Sep 14, 2011

    Won't be long and I'll be making Brime Cream!! Yay, Yay!!