Published: 2011-11-23 06:18:00
Updated: 2011-11-23 10:18:47
Posted November 23, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Skies cleared Wednesday morning following the passage of a cold front that brought showers to the area during the overnight and early morning hours.
Rain showers passed through the Triangle between 3 and 5 a.m. and impacted the I95 corridor during the commute hours. WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said the passing cold front was not strong enough to create severe weather.
"Yesterday we were talking about the potential for severe weather, but we haven't seen much. So far so good," Gardner said. "It looks like this front is not going to be strong enough to produce any severe weather."
Skies will continue to clear from west to east through the early part of the afternoon, making way for breezy conditions during the afternoon hours, Gardner said.
"Rain should be out of here by lunchtime," she said. "Your travel late this afternoon should be just fine."
Highs Wednesday will climb into the mid to upper 60s by midday before dropping to around 60 in the late afternoon and into the evening.
Clear skies and a blustery northwest wind will help temperatures bottom out around 40 degrees Wednesday night.
"It's going to be one of those days where it's warmer in the morning than it is in the afternoon," Gardner said. "At 4 p.m. we'll be back around 60 and it will continue to drop quickly this evening."
Sunny, cool and less humid conditions will return to the area for Thanksgiving day, with highs for much of the Triangle in the lower 60s.
"We're going to have beautiful Thanksgiving weather," Gardner said. "Less humid, sunny and it'll be giving way to nice weekend weather too."
Low temperatures Thursday night will dip into the mid 30s, making the coat a necessity for Black Friday shoppers.
Highs will warm back into the mid to upper 60s both Friday and Saturday with skies remaining sunny. There could be a few stray clouds during the day Saturday.
Lows both nights will fall into the upper 30s to near 40.