73 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2011-11-04 05:55:00
Updated: 2011-11-04 18:24:58
Posted November 4, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Most of the rain that moved through central North Carolina had moved to the south and east by nightfall.
The chance for mist and drizzle will linger into the evening Friday and some high school football fields could be wet for the beginning of playoff play Friday night.
"It's just plain nasty," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. "It's soggy and miserable."
"Light rain and drizzle will still be around at 7 p.m., especially to our east," Maze said.
The work week ended on a chilly, wet note thanks to a cold front which brought rain Friday morning.
The front, which arrived around midnight, dumped up to an inch of rain in some spots overnight, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.
Spotty showers continued throughout the day.
Highs Friday only reached the low 50s thanks to cloud cover and the rain. Maze said temperatures will be falling by kickoff and lows could dip into the 30s.
The clouds will begin to clear Friday night heading into the day Saturday as temperatures bottom out in the mid 30s overnight Friday.
Saturday will be sunny and breezy as highs climb into the mid 50s.
Temperatures will warm in the latter half of the weekend and early into next week, with highs reaching the mid 60s to near 70 by Tuesday.
Overnight lows will remain cool, hovering between the upper 30s and mid 40s for much of the next week.