Cool temps rule the day; fall's just a week away

Posted September 16, 2008

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— Monday marks the first day of fall, but this week’s weather is planning a test run with cool, cloudy, rainy conditions.

Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

A band of rain moved east through North Carolina Tuesday. Rainfall totals for the WRAL viewing area could range anywhere from 0.50 inches to as much as 0.75 inches by the end of the day.

“Today is the day that we'll see the bulk of the rain from this system,” WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "We'll clear out Thursday and Friday, and we've got some beautiful weather in store."

Wednesday will bring mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of some light rain. Highs will be in the lower to mid-70s.

Some drizzle and cooler temperatures are all the Triangle should have to worry about for a while as hurricane season begins to wind down.

“The tropics have quieted down,” Gardner said. “We are now officially out of the peak (hurricane) season.”


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  • hi_i_am_wade Sep 18, 2008

    Bring on fall and winter. I think it is going to be a cold winter. The sun was recently recorded with no sunspots, the first time that has happened in decades. When the sun has less sunspots, global temperature are always lower. There is plenty of documented proof showing a clear correlation between sunspots and temperature. Obviously, other factors come into play for regional weather. But my money is on a cold winter. And it is about time. Everywhere else has had a cold winter except us.

  • ChristaS Sep 16, 2008

    Loving this weather.............bye bye summer!!! Hello cool and calmer weather...............

  • wolfpackfan15 Sep 16, 2008

    bring on the cooler weather! LOL!

  • gopanthers Sep 16, 2008

    Today's forcasting is right on the money for Youngsville. Been raining all day long since about 8:00 this morning.

  • FoolOnTheHill Sep 16, 2008

    bs101fly - wrong as usual. Heavy rain in North Raleigh several times this morning ... been raining solid since Noon.

  • sbunc92 Sep 16, 2008

    "still have sun here in wake county out my window. ahhhhh, it's nice to be able to plan your day based on the INCORRECT forecasting we get from WRAL!"

    How were they incorrect? It's been raining in Raleigh since noon.

  • keithcal Sep 16, 2008

    It's been cool and raining all day in Hillsborough. 100% correct report by WRAL.

  • Shiger Sep 16, 2008

    It's raining and cool in downtown Raleigh. Seems like the forecast is spot on.

  • SomeRandomGuy Sep 16, 2008

    I wonder how bad off the "Drought" report will say we are on Thursday!

  • bs101fly Sep 16, 2008

    still have sun here in wake county out my window.
    ahhhhh, it's nice to be able to plan your day based on the INCORRECT forecasting we get from WRAL!