Muggy air moves out for week's end

Posted June 13, 2012

— Central North Carolina will face another day of warm, muggy air Wednesday, but a passing cold front will bring cooler temperatures and lower humidity to the area for the last half of the work week and weekend. 

There is a slight chance for showers Wednesday afternoon, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said, mostly in the southeastern quadrant of the state.   

"This frontal boundary is heading south and east toward the coast, and that's where we could see those clusters of afternoon and evening showers like the Triangle saw Tuesday," he said. "The farther north and east you go, the drier you'll be today."

After the front moves through, the Triangle will see much cooler, drier air for the coming week, Moss said.

"We've got a high pressure system building in behind this front, and it's going to make things feel a little nicer and less muggy by the time the week is over," he said. 

Noticeably more comfortable air will settle in late Wednesday, dropping low temperatures back near 60 degrees overnight and keeping Thursday's highs near 80 degrees, several degrees below average for the middle of June. 

That trend will continue on Friday and during the weekend, as partly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the low 80s dominate. 

"The weekend is looking pretty good so far," Moss said. "We could even see some overnight lows dip into the upper 50s."


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  • Buford T. Justice Jun 14, 2012

    When was the last time that WRAL actually got a weather forecast RIGHT?

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jun 13, 2012

    I detest muggy. Yuck!

  • Hans Jun 13, 2012

    Still waiting for that 3 inches of rain LOL!" - sillywabbitthepatriot

    I hear ya, man. I think I got one measly shower out of this 3 day "event".

  • pappybigtuna1 Jun 13, 2012

    want to know what scares me - people that are self proclaimed intellectuals

    I'm thinking if you are one of those, you would not be blogging on this site, you roll 'em or just flick 'em

  • lamarbrown93 Jun 13, 2012

    i love this warm weather

  • lamarbrown93 Jun 13, 2012

    this was the warm weather that got in mouth if june and let us see what july going to be about :)

  • Gucci Hippy Piggy Jun 13, 2012

    Flagship, you're dealing with a lot of uneducated folks. It's okay to ignore them.

  • pappybigtuna1 Jun 13, 2012

    You mean you have not been terrified by the words "global warming". What does a nation have to do to scare everyone?

    Chicken Little tried with the "sky is falling", I guess you guys didn't buy into that either.

    "it is what it is; ain't what it ain't; so don't make something out of it"

    Ponder that, if not buy a shovel, dig a hole in the sand and stick your head in it.

  • Flagship_You Jun 13, 2012

    "what happened to global warming? Or is it that the cool temps are acrually caused by global warming? LOL"

    It NEVER soon as the word "cool" is mentioned in any forecast over the summer, the Dittoheads come out with questions like this, just like clockwork.


  • Ambygirl Jun 13, 2012

    sillywabbitthepatriot-- got my 3 inches of rain. It was a wonderful sleeping aide. Love to hear it coming down.......zzzzz