Fourth of July weather: 'What a treat'

Posted July 2, 2010

— After sweltering through the hottest June on record, North Carolina residents can expect a beautiful Fourth of July weekend with cooler temperatures and plenty of sunshine.

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

"What a treat we have with us for this holiday weekend, and we deserve it," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "I hope everybody’s got plans for the weekend that includes something outside."

Friday kicks off the Fourth of July weekend with sunny skies. The day will be breezy, less humid and very comfortable with highs in the lower to mid 80s.

"Could you believe we could hit a record low tonight? It’s just bizarre," Gardner said. "It’s not something you think about in July, but we could hit 54 degrees overnight tonight, and the record low is 56 degrees."

High temperatures for Friday and Saturday will be a few degrees below normal, and "if all goes as expected, we could wake up to a record low temperature (Saturday) morning," she added.

"It is not that often that we get to call a July day a comfortable day, so really relish what we have today and also tomorrow," Gardner said. 

The beautiful weather should stick around with sunshine across the board until Wednesday.


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  • NoFreakinWay Jul 2, 2010

    ahhhh famous last word he say,
    "We are hardly in a drought"
    no, for now it's officially called "abnormally dry", but tell me what it says in 2 weeks. Tell me what your lawn says now!
    Enjoy your weekend everybody. Next week we bake!

  • cm64 Jul 2, 2010

    I do love this weather and don't mind the heat but some rain every now and then would be nice.

  • wildcat Jul 2, 2010

    Please don't come to Siler City, there is nothing going on for the 4th.

  • wildcat Jul 2, 2010

    I am so glad I don’t have that attitude!

    Thanks. You are I are blessed. Maybe our attitude will rub off on someone. Have a great 4th and be safe.

  • icdumbpeople Jul 2, 2010

    I would love to keep this weather until fall time. SOOOOOOO Nice outside today!

    Negative people just make me happier... just to think how miserable their lives are to complain about anything and everything. I am so glad I don’t have that attitude!

  • wildcat Jul 2, 2010

    Enjoy the weather for if their was a foot of snow on the ground you would complain about that too. Glad you are not in control of the weather.

  • wildcat Jul 2, 2010

    Siler City is not doing anything for the 4th. What a shame that these people do no celebrate a great cause. No parade, no activities, then they should not even fly the american flay. I know they can do better than this.

  • Remy Jul 2, 2010

    Youkidding - What the majority of us want is for you to stop whinning or leave!

  • M3 Jul 2, 2010

    YoukiddingMe: Definitely stop whining! Move North if you don't like it! This is NC at it's best!

    I will be enjoying this weather myself!

  • hywilson Jul 2, 2010

    YoukiddingMe-quit whinning! You are in NC what do you want?? Snow in July?? We are hardly in a drought. Move north if you dont like the heat.

    Me-ill be throuoghly enjoying the heat, sun and wonderful weather on the pool deck all weekend long!