Fair to open under cloudy skies Thursday

Posted October 14, 2009

— Temperatures topped out at 61 degrees Wednesday at about 1:30 a.m. Raindrops fell along with the mercury throughout the day in North Carolina.

Local temperatures were in the upper 40s Wednesday evening, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

"We've had a day of rain and chilly temperatures, but the widespread rain is coming to an end. It's scooting on out," Maze said. "It'll be a drizzly, misty, foggy evening, and a breezy one as well."

After a front passes across the state Wednesday night, the rain will begin to taper off just in time for the North Carolina State Fair, which opens at 3 p.m. Thursday.

"The rain should be tapered off by Thursday afternoon and we shouldn't see any downpours," Maze said.

A low-pressure system off the coast could still bring some rain across the region, however, he said.

The forecast high for Thursday is 51 degrees.

By Friday, highs could reach into the upper 50s, although a chance of rain will stay in the forecast.

"It's going to be rather dreary and chilly all the way through Friday," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "It's going to take a lot to get our temperatures back up."

Breaks in the clouds by late Friday will allow temperatures to creep toward 60 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.

Overnight lows on Sunday and Monday could drop into the upper 30s, however, Gardner said.


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  • bonnnie Oct 14, 2009

    Cooler weather sounds good to me no bugs no humidity no a/c needed...... cool!

  • jgilchr Oct 14, 2009

    It looks like Greg Fishel adjusted his temps up now as well.

  • cary2006 Oct 14, 2009

    For October 13 for this area: record high was 89 degrees in 1954 and the record low was 31 degrees in 1988. 'Nuff said!

    And your point is what?

  • cary2006 Oct 14, 2009

    RedStatesManWatts: As I a liberal global warmer, I am asking read up some and please spend 5 mins what global warming means. hint - it doesn't mean temperatures will go up all through the world.

    I amazed how people like you use God as a sorry excuse for your inability to learn or accept new concepts. Using God for an excuse for weather changes, so you can deny the affect of burning of fossil fuels and drive around that big SUV is just pathetic.

  • time4real Oct 14, 2009

    rain's over. go back to your game people.

  • jgilchr Oct 14, 2009

    LOL I love how every story gets turned into a political debate in GOLO. As for the weather itself it is interesting that WRAL is going with 49F for highs over the next two days while the NWS is going 7-10F warmer as of now. NWS is going with a drier forecast with a downsloping component to the wind on friday resulting in the damming wedge eroding faster.

  • BigBird Oct 14, 2009

    i love how the description in the 5 day forecast for both Sat and Sun is :Partly cloudy, shower? Sunrise: 7:23 a.m., Sunset: 6:36 p.m. Wind: NW at 5-10 m.p.h.:

    seriously? you put a ? in the forecast???

    wish i could do that with my job... Question:: "hey... will you have the project ready by Friday?? Answer:: um ???

  • RedStatesManWatts Oct 14, 2009

    For October 13 for this area: record high was 89 degrees in 1954 and the record low was 31 degrees in 1988.
    'Nuff said!

  • cary1969 Oct 14, 2009

    just another thing from the north moving to NC

  • RedStatesManWatts Oct 14, 2009

    Oh, I just love the liberal global warmers. Doesn't matter if it snows 10 feet or if it reaches 150 degrees it is all due to global warming. have you ever thought about normal weather cycles or maybe that God is in charge of the weather? Oh, that's right, most liberals do not believe in God.