Wednesday to be wet and windy

Posted December 8, 2009

— The Triangle will see some rain late Tuesday into Wednesday morning, according to WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.

Temperatures Tuesday climbed to the upper 40s before scattered showers moved in for the evening commute. The rain will increase in intensity after dark, Fishel said. 

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

After midnight, warm air will push in from the coast and winds will pick up, with showers tapering off in the morning, Fishel said. The wind speeds could reach 25 to 35 mph.

The warming trend continues through Wednesday with temperatures rising from the 40s around midnight to the 60s by noon.

"By 3 a.m., you will see the warm air making progress," Fishel said. "As we head further into the day, we could hit the low 70s."

After the skies clear, a seasonal chill returns for Thursday. Temperatures will be around 50 degrees. Friday will be mostly sunny with a few high clouds and temperatures in the low 40s.


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  • time4real Dec 8, 2009

    blizzard on the way, start splitting that wood!

  • meh2 Dec 8, 2009

    Has anyone ever paid attention to the thunder/snow superstition? I have, it's not true.

  • Made In USA Dec 8, 2009

    ...and more rain this weekend???? It's killing my business. My only day to split firewood. Just like last weekend.

  • fiestysp Dec 8, 2009

    The saying goes if it Thunders in the WINTER, the snow will come within 10 days, it isn't Winter just yet.

  • sssh.. whisper Dec 8, 2009

    The old saying is that when thunder sounds in winter... snow will be sure to arrive within 10 days!!

  • time4real Dec 8, 2009

    Greg Fishel will start calling for a snow storm for Saturday tonight at 6! If he's working today!

  • working for deadbeats Dec 8, 2009

    Meeker will still declare a drought.

  • gordonbabe Dec 8, 2009

    Keep in mind what the old folks say about Thunderstorms and how that correlates to snow storms during the cold months... with the temperatures dipping lower... that doesn't exactly bode well for Christmas travel

  • time4real Dec 8, 2009

    This just in,

    Moon light on the way!

  • scarletindurham Dec 8, 2009

    Ugh.... I am so sick of rain I just might cry. I felt like it's rained most of the stupid year, and then they tell us it's the driest on record for X number of years, but every day, its raining, raining, raining.... my patio furiture has not been dry in about 15 months... /endrant