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Triangle welcomes fall weather for the weekend

Posted September 30, 2011
Updated October 1, 2011

Fall temperatures will make their debut in the Triangle this weekend after a cold front pushed through the area during the day Friday.

Temperatures were well below average Saturday, but fall isn't yet here to stay, said WRAL Meteorologist Kim Deaner. The weather pattern will return to normal by the middle of next week with highs climbing into the mid 70s and lows in the upper 40s and 50s, she said.

"After some summer-like weather the last couple of weeks with highs in the 80s and a really moist weather pattern, we've really changed here and will have fall weather conditions this weekend," Moss said.

High temperatures will climb into the mid 60s Saturday and Sunday while lows will fall into the low to mid 40s. Moss said some rural areas could see lows in the upper 30s Sunday and Monday morning.

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"We'll see more cooling between today and tomorrow," Moss said. "Along with the cooler weather we'll be a little breezy."

Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy on Sunday with a chance for sprinkling rain.

A line of thunderstorms marched across central North Carolina Friday afternoon, dumping heavy rain across much of the viewing and delaying some high school football games. Following the rain, a cool northwesterly wind dropped temperatures sharply heading into Saturday. 

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  • CANIAC2012 Sep 30, 2011

    I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS COOLER WEATHER! GLOBAL WARMING EAH? LOL!

  • vraptor Sep 30, 2011

    God must be made at us.

  • shortcake53 Sep 30, 2011

    A couple of nights ago the weatherman was saying " There is a slim-to-none chance you will see a storm tonight", while it was thundering and pouring outside!

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Sep 30, 2011

    And, there it went...

    Didn't last long.

  • ProudBlackSingleMother Sep 30, 2011

    This weather is racist.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Sep 30, 2011

    HERE IT COMES - HECK YEAH!!!

  • jblake1932 Sep 30, 2011

    Boy, WRAl is struggling as of late to get a forecast even close! 20% chance of rain! Very limited moisture! We got more rain today on a 20% chance than last week with a 80% chance. I'm in the wrong business!!

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 30, 2011

    Temp. dropped from 78 to 68 in less than 30 minutes.... she a cool now.

  • seankelly15 Sep 30, 2011

    YouMakeItSoEasy - "they have called for a drier and warmer than usual winter. As is typically the case in the viewing area. And guess what? The drought IS BACK!!!!"

    Who is "they"? And, "droughts" are not indicated by the amount of moisture in your yard... it is regional.

  • jasonslove819 Sep 30, 2011

    Boy, did the temperature ever drop here! I am in rural Harnett County (Anderson Creek area) and it got real dark, the wind was blowing like mad, and then it just poured! Opened up the door and could definitely feel a difference. Come on fall weather!

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