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Week to end on wet note in NC

Posted November 3, 2011

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— Sunny skies on Thursday won't keep the week from ending on a chilly, wet note Friday around central and eastern North Carolina.

Breezes will kick up around the Triangle Thursday as the high hits around 66 degrees. By midnight, a cold front will arrive, and the rain will begin. 

"Starting tomorrow, the rain rolls in, and it's going to make our morning commute a bit messy," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

The rain will continue through Friday morning, then taper off throughout the afternoon. Between a half-inch to an inch of precipitation could fall.

Temperatures will stay cool, reaching a high in the upper 50s.

Clouds and rain will clear out for Saturday.

"The chill stays in the air Saturday, with a high of only 55 degrees," Gardner said.

A slight warm-up will begin Sunday, with the mercury rising into the low to mid 60s. By Tuesday, the high could hit 70 degrees.

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  • jblake1932 Nov 3, 2011

    1 to 2 inches. Yea, what ever! We'll see!

  • LBJ192 Nov 3, 2011

    -The rain will be gone by 3 tomorrow afternoon-

    the forecast says rain in the area until later friday night.

  • bunnster16 Nov 3, 2011

    WHere are yall getting this "The rain will be gone by 3 tomorrow afternoon."? And is that in the triangle, like raleigh? I'm just wondering, thanks. ":)

  • Remy Nov 3, 2011

    "They've been dried up, wral just likes to sugar coat it and won't talk about drought and its devastational impact until after everyone else does. "

    Aren't you the guy that says WRAL sensationalizes every small story? If so, why wouldn't they be sensationalizing the drought? Could it be that is cause there is no drought in central NC? A couple of the western countys have a moderate drought.

  • Ambygirl Nov 3, 2011

    story reads: "The rain will continue through Friday morning, then taper off throughout the afternoon."

    The Chief said: "It will be gone by 3:00 tomorrow afternoon."

    WOW!! In shock!! The first time you've actually agreed with the weather forecast!1 WOO HOO!!

  • Screw WrAl Nov 3, 2011

    "Bring on the rain-we need it badly-look at the ponds in neighborhoods all over the Triangle. They're drying up!!"

    They've been dried up, wral just likes to sugar coat it and won't talk about drought and its devastational impact until after everyone else does. They'll be the first to tell you your weekend event is toast and that your paycheck ain't coming, but the last to tell you about what's really coming. MASSIVE and CATASTROPHIC DROUGHT! Wait until Raleigh tells residents to turn off the shower and tries to explain why they can no longer flush. It won't be long now. La Nina is back to assure that reality. As for snow?

    Ain't gone happen.

  • The Chief is wrong Nov 3, 2011

    Rain shouldnt be an issue for football tomorrow night. Look here-its not a super wide band of rain: http://www.wral.com/weather/radar/?m=southeast&p=still

    It will be gone by 3:00 tomorrow afternoon.

  • The Chief is wrong Nov 3, 2011

    Snow? Here? Nah you need to drive a few hours west to Boone if you want to see that. Brime? Sure thing!! We'll have plenty of that before its over.

  • cwood3 Nov 3, 2011

    Bring on the rain-we need it badly-look at the ponds in neighborhoods all over the Triangle. They're drying up!!

    Rain may cause issues with Friday Night Football games for high school playoffs. Sloppy messes!! COLD FANS-SELL MORE COFFEE AND HOT CHOCOLATE!

    Let it snow-let it snow-let it snow! SOON???? MAYBE???

  • The Chief is wrong Nov 3, 2011

    Right back in the 70's next week! La Nina winters are awesome...wearing shorts and temps in the 80's and drier than Gertrude's cat.

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