Wednesday's weather: Cooler, cloudier

Posted June 15, 2010

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— After two sweltering days, the Triangle could see some rain Wednesday, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Tuesday was a repeat of Monday's high humidity and stifling temperatures, with a heat index over 100 degrees.

There is a chance for hit-and-miss storms into the evening, Maze said, putting the likelihood of showers at about 30 percent.

"Tomorrow should be a cooler day, a cloudier day and we have a much greater chance that we'll get wet," he said.

The forecast high temperature Wednesday is in the upper 80s. 

"We have a weak cold front slipping toward the area (Wednesday) which should prompt the development of some showers and storms," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "Some may move along slowly with locally heavy downpours."


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  • Tacoma4x4 Jun 15, 2010

    I have O'Fishel'ally made WRAL not my choice for weather predictions. Just a couple of Saturdays ago they were predicting highs in the upper 80's then when I check at 11:00am it changed to 95, jeez predicting the rain can be hard, I understand, but to have a prediction of 40% chance of rain, then change it to 90% chance when it is actually raining outside...COME ON! I do check the weather often...My outside job revolves around the weather, I can kind figure that it is not going to rain when the humidity is 20%, and WRAL is calling for a 60% chance of rain...

  • NoFreakinWay Jun 15, 2010

    this means tomorrow is when we really break records. Not a cloud and 100 is my guess!

  • iworkandpaytaxes Jun 15, 2010

    Wheres all the Global Warming nutcases on both sides screaming its HOT out it must be true. Like they were screaming its COLD out its must be a lie. Such embarrassing "humans"

  • InvolvedCitizen Jun 15, 2010

    This is how I imagine it feels in the Amazon Rainforest.

  • Jimm57 Jun 15, 2010

    I love the weather here in NC. Just remember to keep the beer cold and everything will be OK

  • RedStatesManWatts Jun 15, 2010

    "be sure and check on your elderly neighbors ..."
    Hmmm...I better go check on Bob Etheridge...

  • Nope Jun 15, 2010

    You guys could just go to the weather section:

    Normals High 86° F
    Low 64° F
    Rainfall 0.11"
    Records High 97° F (1981)
    Low 48° F (1979)
    Rainfall 1.01" (1965)

  • sweetrose Jun 15, 2010


    I got a clue!

    I was born here, I know what a roller coaster of weather we go through ... I have seen 80's in Feb and seen is frost in May ...

    The calendar says SPRING ...

    it is not NORMAL to be this HOT this EARLY in JUNE!

  • awr117 Jun 15, 2010

    There are 2 seasons in NC. They would be Summer and Winter.

  • Tarheelfan13 Jun 15, 2010

    YouKiddingMe stated: "smoking hot continues well into October, trust me, not a weather center who says, "we're watching things for fun". In a leisure suit no less!"

    While it is true that September can have summertime type highs- the major difference is that by mid September that temperatures consistently dip into the mid to upper 50s at night which means that it takes longer to heat up during the day to where the summer like high temperature might only be around a couple of hours during the day instead of like it is now. Not to mention by mid September the humidity starts to consistently drop due to the Bermuda High retreating back deeper into the Atlantic.