Front brings rain, chilly temperatures

Posted November 16, 2011
Updated November 17, 2011

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— The threat for severe weather died down overnight, leaving only patchy rain for the Thursday morning commute, WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel.

In the wake of the cold front, temperatures will drop dramatically for the next couple days. 

The Triangle will see a significant departure from the past few days of warm temperatures. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s Thursday and Friday, and the overnight lows will plummet to around the freezing mark.

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"Saturday morning for the parade in downtown Raleigh, it will be cold," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "It'll be a little breezy along Fayetteville Street, but we'll be bundled up and feeling like the holidays."

The daylight hours of Saturday will see the beginning of a warm-up to more seasonable temperatures.

The mercury will reach around 62 degrees Saturday and then into the upper 60s and lower 70s to start the new week.


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  • Ambygirl Nov 17, 2011

    YouMakeItSoEasy-- what part of the 'Triangle' do you live in? Most of the state has seen some rain today. You must live in the Bermuda Triangle.

  • Screw WrAl Nov 17, 2011

    front brings chill and barely a drop of rain. as usual when predicted by this bunch.

    that's what it should say.

  • Uhavenoclu Nov 16, 2011

    I'm watching on tv but so far nothing,in fact just went out saw a few drops but no wind and feels perfect out there.Time for a bbq.

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 16, 2011

    As alway, they listed ever county around Harnett. But I guess they know that Harnett is God's county and don't need any warning. Bless ya heart.

  • ginashires Nov 16, 2011

    A couple of other people have said it and I'm feeling it too. Remembering 1988. How warm it was and how my cat woke me up at 1:15 in the morning freaking out and then getting up and turning on the news to find a flattened K Mart. Hope we are not in for a repeat.

  • vraptor Nov 16, 2011

    Try living in tornado alley. I lived in dallas a few years back. They have tornado sirens everywhere. How about here??? Hey wral. Does wake have any tornado sirens??? If yes, where???

    Is storm chasers on tonight??? Watch people chasing tornadoes while being hit by a tornado...

  • Grace2004 Nov 16, 2011 cut off. Try the rain and gray days with off and on blizzards and slushy snow all fall/winter/spring. I think NC has some of the best weather in the country, yet we do see all of the seasons change. It's wonderful!

  • Grace2004 Nov 16, 2011

    "Folks who come to NC and complain about the weather should probably move back to where they came from. I mean, the national weather service is accessible all over the country. You could have found out what you were getting into before you got here. Being a native, my family and I are used to slightly warmer temps around Thanksgiving. No big deal. Love the snow when it comes, but would not want to live in blizzard conditions from October until March, which is why I stay here. Get over the whining about the weather. That is, for sure, one thing that you cannot control. God is sovereign, and He happens to like 70 degrees in November!" tierneemalinadeveaux
    November 16, 2011 5:45 p.m.

    AMEN! I'm originally from the Pacific Northwest and I LOVE NC WEATHER! I love how we have warm days then a dramatic shift to cold days during fall and long as it's sunny with occasional rain here and there. I love it. Try the rain and gray days with off and on blizzards and slushy snow all fall/

  • WRALSUCKS Nov 16, 2011

    "Folks who come to NC and complain about the weather should probably move back to where they came from"


  • jmf1073 Nov 16, 2011

    Once again, looks like most of the instability is currently in South Carolina and should be robbing our moisture transport from this system.