Maze: Weather in a word 'miserable'

Posted November 4, 2011

— 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. 


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  • pisgah2005 Nov 4, 2011

    I watched my 7-year-old play in the mud and rain for about an hour this afternoon. He picked up leaves and clumps of mud, smeared mud on his face, jumped in puddles, and picked berries off the holly bush. It was a wonderful change from the everyday, and I'm so thankful that I let him "just be a boy" for a while...unhurried and unscheduled.

  • vraptor Nov 4, 2011

    It is bush's fault. Or maybe the chineese who are building so many coal plants that the smoke from the coal plants is blocking the sun and causing global cooling. That is the newest theory from the global warming kids.

  • ifcdirector Nov 4, 2011

    It's not miserable. It's a typical fall evening. Enjoy the seasons.

  • jblake1932 Nov 4, 2011

    Weather guys are just surprised it rained when they said it would!

  • Fireflies Rock Nov 4, 2011

    I don't know that I would call it "miserable"....miserable is getting a foot of snow dumped on you and still being without power almost a week later, like many are up in CT

  • Big Mike Nov 4, 2011

    Could be sleeting, freezing rain, 15" of snow, etc.......I think it's a great day to pile up with a movie or two..Hope our WRAL weather guys aren't getting soft..ha ha!

  • busyb97 Nov 4, 2011

    This is good napping weather!

    Not at all what I'd call 'nasty'. Nasty would be windy, heavy rains, COLD, or worse yet- it's snowing or ice!! I know- bite your tongue. But that would be nasty in my dictionary of weather terms. Not drizzly and chilly. It IS November. Make a cup of hot chocolate, or a bowl of soup and enjoy a good movie.

  • Hans Nov 4, 2011

    I think the weather is quite nice, personally.

  • Jakethesnake Nov 4, 2011

    I'll tell you whats miserable, anyone that has to live with any of you, I couldn't imagine.

  • jblake1932 Nov 4, 2011

    Stupid rain!