Cold front is washing away the heat

Posted June 30, 2010

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— A warm, muggy start to Wednesday marks the end of a streak of unseasonably hot weather, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner predicted.

Wednesday dawned with temperatures in the low 70s and scattered showers pushing ahead of a cold front that will drift across North Carolina.

That cold front will keep Wednesday's high much lower than those of previous days, Gardner said.

"It was 96 degrees yesterday, and we're talking about 82 today," she said.

Cloudy skies will dominate, and there's a chance of scattered showers across the WRAL viewing area throughout the day. Starting in the early afternoon, areas south and east from the Triangle could see scattered storms as well.

"I think we'll be happy with some rain and clouds," Gardner said. "Keep your umbrella handy for those stray showers and storms."

And on Thursday, the real benefits of the cold front will show: lower humidity, increasing sunshine and a high in the low to mid 80s.

"We deserve it," Gardner said. "The heat got here early this year."


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  • NoFreakinWay Jun 30, 2010

    yeah it's gone alright.
    until Monday!

  • tobywilliamson58 Jun 30, 2010

    boy im glad the heat is gone

  • NoFreakinWay Jun 30, 2010

    Forecast for next Tuesday, 98 roastin' degrees and drought!

    It's backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • chadsangel4 Jun 30, 2010

    YouKiddingMe--you seem to be a little confused as well. First, it was "what rain?" then 3 hrs later "It just poured". The weather is not always easy to predict. Lets give her a break.

  • EvilSithLord Jun 30, 2010

    I was driving from DC on Sunday and believe it or not (I could not believe myself) the temperature reading from my car's thermometer got as high as 107F in the city.

  • NoFreakinWay Jun 30, 2010

    What rain? Didn't get a drop!
    Washing it away? I think not. It will be back by the weekend. Enjoy your short break from misery.

  • Valkyrie Jun 30, 2010

    A major change once the storm moved through last night. It became a lovely evening after a hot, oppressive day. This morning is wonderful after all the rain we received last night. I'll certainly be enjoying this weather system!