13 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Halifax, Edgecombe, Mecklenburg, VA, and Northampton counties. Details
Published: 2012-07-27 23:09:00
Updated: 2012-07-28 06:49:15
Posted July 27, 2012
Updated July 28, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — A cool front moved into the Triangle Friday night and settled in to stay for a couple of days, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said. It brought some relief from recent triple-digit temperatures, but that doesn't mean the weekend will be a cool one.
Saturday will start sunny and get sticky, but temperatures will not climb past the 100-degree mark. A few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon and early evening, and any storms that form could be severe, Fishel said.
Sunday should be cooler yet, and temperatures continue to moderate as the work week begins.
If the Triangle tops 90 degrees every day through Tuesday – and that looks likely – it would mean 26 days in July of 90 or higher, which Fishel said would set a new record for the area.
August starts off on the same note, with highs in the low 90s through next Friday.