Say goodbye to summer

Posted October 17, 2008

— The calendar says fall started four weeks ago; the Triangle will finally feel the change of seasons this weekend.

The 80-degree days central North Carolina enjoyed this week have given way to a rainy Friday and a chilly weekend.

A cold front moving across the state Friday was expected to cause temperatures to steadily drop into the mid-50s across the Triangle and the low 60s around Fayetteville, WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said. The high temperature in Raleigh was 70 degrees – between 6 and 7 a.m.

Rain was expected to continue throughout most of the day and early Saturday before the skies clear for the second half of the weekend, Johnson said.

Highs on Saturday should reach the upper 50s, while sunny skies on Sunday and Monday should bring milder temperatures, he said.

"We'll be lucky to get back into the 70s one day next week," he said. "Fall is here, and it seems to be here to stay."


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  • Igor Oct 17, 2008

    Goodbye and Good Riddance!! :=

  • Coach K is GREAT Oct 17, 2008

    Deer season is here!!!!

    Goodbye summer...

  • Stormy13 Oct 17, 2008

    One of my two favorite times of the year, FALL!! The other time is SPRING, but I can wait awhile for that one, bring on the nice crisp Fall weather!

  • paddie Oct 17, 2008

    I HATE summer! Bring on the cold!

  • Panther Oct 17, 2008

    The warm weather was nice while it lasted. "sigh"

  • CaryCrazzy Oct 17, 2008

    I just love FALL!

    Happy fall weather to everyone!

  • vigorlady Oct 17, 2008

    Hooray! Now I can wear some of the new fall clothes I got!

  • PeaceOut2017 Oct 17, 2008

    Goodbye summer

  • amber star Oct 17, 2008

    THANK GOD!!!! Its October now so it should feel like fall, not 80 degrees.