Clouds, Cooldown Coming for the Weekend

Posted March 28, 2008

— After a high temperature in the low 80s on Friday, a cold front that is moving into the state will transform the weather picture for the weekend.

Friday was one of the warmest days of the year, but high temperatures in the Triangle will be “a good 20 to 30 degrees” lower on Saturday, WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

“It’s going to be like we moved to New York or something for the weekend,” she said.  “Enjoy the warm weather while it’s here.”

The forecast called for clouds to roll in after dark, and spotty showers were expected Friday night. The weekend weather will be significantly cloudier and cooler. Highs Saturday could top out in the 50s. Sunday's temperatures will linger in the upper 40s for a true chill.

While clouds will dominate, the air is dry for the coming days and into the workweek.

“We don’t really have any soaking rain in the forecast for the next week or so,” Gardner said. “It’s not looking good for us drought-wise.”


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  • Just Mojo Mar 28, 2008

    if you don't like the weather in NC, just wait a minute

  • Alicat Mar 28, 2008

    Its still March. Time a plenty for hot dry weather. Lets hope for some rain and cooler weather. AC will be up and running the electric bills up soon enough.

  • TPanther775 Mar 28, 2008

    I love how on the forecast they always cry if it's 80 one day then 50 the next day. They say stay bundled it's going to be cold. Hey, look at the calendar it's still March not May. And 50 is not cold. If it's in the 30's then it's cold. Their is no pleasing these people.

  • miketroll3572 Mar 28, 2008

    I want to be a weather person, got no clue, not sure what its gonna do, but still have a job. Must be nice. It might drop 20 degrees, well, mabey 30, but it could aso be only 10. Wow!

  • Cricket at the lake Mar 28, 2008

    FYI - There is plenty of water in Kerr Lake, Jordan Lake, ect. There is a perception, fostered in part by Miss Elizabeth, that the whole state is dried up. Is it my imagination or does WRAL enjoy the drought? Raleigh needs to solve it's water supply problem and not put the whole burden on the citizens.

  • Rocknhorse Mar 28, 2008

    Ask the farmers who till their land and notice how moist the dirt is when it is turned over if THEY think we are in a drought! It's amazing to me how green and lush everything is during this supposed drought. There is a huge difference between drought and water shortage. I'll not argue that we had a drought last year, though I don't think it was as awful as the news would have you believe. But our water problems stem from the fact that there are just too many people pulling from one source that cannot support the quantity.

  • WilloWSnapper Mar 28, 2008

    im sick of this garbage weather, My daughter bday party was planned as an outdoor event and everyday I have watched the temps plummet for tomorrow, oh well inside we go tomorrow

  • grayboomerang Mar 28, 2008

    Well like they say...If you don't like the weather in NC, just wait a minute, it'll change.

    I don't mind colder temps...I'm just sick of daily windy conditions.

  • DougWare.NET Mar 28, 2008

    Jimm57, I agree with just about your entire point.

    That's the first thing that caught my eye about the story.

    Are we still in a drought? Absolutely, but we are on the road to recovery. Do we still need to focus on conservation? Yes, but it's not anywhere near the severity of the reports from a couple of months ago.

    Things are getting better people! These are part of nature's cycle and it will correct itself.

  • trunkmonkee1971 Mar 28, 2008

    Tornado time!