Cold front brings fall weather for the weekend

Posted September 16, 2011

Summer temperatures came to an abrupt end Thursday night when a cold front moved through the Triangle.

The high temperature on Friday was 60 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. On Saturday, highs will reach into the lower to mid 60s. Lows should drop into the mid 50s Friday and Saturday. 

"A big difference in one day across the region," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. "We had a cold front move in from the north yesterday."

There is a small chance of rain late Friday evening into Saturday morning. High pressure is building in upon the state today and will orient itself in such a way as to keep cloudy conditions present throughout the weekend.

"We are not going to see a whole lot of sunshine maybe until Sunday afternoon and especially into the day on Monday," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

Those headed to high school football games tonight should consider bringing rain gear and even a light jacket.

"We may see a stray sprinkle or two in spots," Moss said. 

Light rain is possible Saturday as well, with highs reaching into the mid 60s. Moss said the chance of rain should diminish during the daytime hours headed into Saturday evening. 

Temperatures will begin to warm back Sunday and Monday, as highs will get back into the mid 70s. By the middle of next week highs will return to normal, climbing into the 80s.


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  • driverkid3 Sep 19, 2011

    wildcat, you said: If you could not handle the heat, will you even be able to handle the cold and snow. I doubt it. Just all talk.

    Look, I lived in upstate NY where snow was up to 40+ inches in the winter time, and I absolutely loved it. I could move around a lot better, get outside and do more and thouroughly enjoyed it. Why don't you do a bit of research about people that do better in cold weather? If you do, you won't sound so silly, I promise. There are lots of people like me. No everyone can deal with the heat and humidity, we actuallu SUFFER in weather like that.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Sep 16, 2011

    Lovin' it.

    Nice napping weather.



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  • 007KnightRider Sep 16, 2011

    I better not smell any firewood burning this weekend.

  • jblake1932 Sep 16, 2011

    Anyone seen my brime cream? I bet it has melted already?? Oh well, maybe it will snow tonite!

  • cheezchicken Sep 16, 2011

    Ambygirl- your comments are always nice! Now go outside and see if you can whiff some woodsmoke...

    That'll be us roasting weenies and jalapenos. But not at the same time. Yay FALL!

  • jblake1932 Sep 16, 2011

    Just checking and making sure that I am doing this right, Golo ain't posting nothing of mine lately and it has been all flowerdy words!!

  • wakemom Sep 16, 2011

    lol you people fuss and complain over some of the most craziest things ever! smh!

  • Screw WrAl Sep 16, 2011

    "we are all going to perish"

    Yes we are, if we don't get Bev out of office we are all going to starve to death.

  • mayhem Sep 16, 2011

    I miss 100 degrees.