Cold, rainy days ahead

Posted October 13, 2009

— Tuesday night will bring partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s as a colder, drier air mass moves into North Carolina and low- and-mid-level moisture makes it way from the west.

These two systems will come together Wednesday and create a dreary and damp forecast.

"The rain should really start to develop Wednesday afternoon,” WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. "The rain is likely to stay through the night and into Thursday morning.”

Temperatures on Wednesday will likely start in the lower to mid-50s in the morning and fall into the 40s throughout the day.

“The rain should linger on Thursday, and then on Friday, we expect the clouds to remain with a little bit of drizzle," Maze said.

The chilly weather will stick around through Friday, with highs expected in the 40s.

The weekend could see some light rain. Temperatures are expected to stay in the 40s on Saturday and reach into the 50s by Sunday.



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  • Seenenuff Oct 13, 2009

    Let it snow.

  • nandud Oct 13, 2009

    Yay! It's finally FALL! Bring on the cool weather. Hating my a/c right now....

  • time4real Oct 13, 2009

    i'll bet anyone who wants to take the bet that it doesn't rain more than a 1/12th of an inch the entire period! As far as Aunt Granny's BDay, you'll be just fine. If they're calling for rain and cold, it will be sunny, dry and warm!

  • smcallah Oct 13, 2009

    "Is this the best you can do? How about mentioning historical data or normal temperatures for this time of the year? We're going to be almost 30 degrees below normal for a few days! Hello?"

    Huh? The average temps for Raleigh over the next few days are 70/69 high and 49/48 low. How did you get 30 degrees below normal from that information compared to the forecast temps for the next few days?

  • scarletindurham Oct 13, 2009

    I've got a 50 person birthday party on Sunday for my 4-year old. Outdoors. With all the trimmings.


  • Space Mountain Oct 13, 2009

    Just looked at the 7 day forecast again, and it looks worse than the graphic they have with this story. Not as cold, but in the 50s with rain all the way through Sunday.

  • No Redneck Oct 13, 2009

    I wish I had a sales job where I could be wrong more than 50% of the time predicting sales and still not get fired. It must be nice.

  • time4real Oct 13, 2009

    i bet Saturday is cloud free, windy 30-40mph and sunny from sun up until sun down!

  • timothycapwell Oct 13, 2009

    Cold air wedges are not fun!

  • Space Mountain Oct 13, 2009

    Looks like we're going to skip the rest of OCtober and November and go straight to December. 46 for a high Friday? Wow! Bring on the snow!

    Of course, their forecast for anything past 24 hours should be taken with a grain of salt.