Cooler weekend on the way

Posted August 13, 2010
Updated August 14, 2010

— Three straight days under 90 degrees could be on tap for the Triangle, WRAL meteorologist Kim Deaner said.

The high temperature only reached 87 Friday afternoon at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The forecast high for Saturday and Sunday is in the same range – the first time in weeks it has been so relatively cool.

The humidity of recent days lingered Friday afternoon making it feel like about 96 degrees.

There will be more clouds in the sky Saturday, said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, and they will contribute to the cooling.

There is a slight chance for showers Saturday afternoon, but the humidity will drop through the day, making for a muggy morning and a less-sticky afternoon.

Sunday will be similarly cloudy early with afternoon sunshine.

So far this summer 62 days have reached 90 or above, a trend that outpaces the record set in summer of 2007.


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  • The Deadhead Aug 13, 2010

    my thermometer is reading 85 F today, humidity 59%

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 13, 2010

    you put the lime in 'da drink and mix it all around, wet your finger and stick it straight up in 'da air and PRESTO, instant forecast. works everytime.

  • bissette Aug 13, 2010

    I can understand more why they have such a hard time predicting the weather for the winter. But, now it seems they can't get the summer forecast right either. I sometimes feel confused because I so often think......."They said it was supposed to be: sunny, cloudy, rainy, stormy ..... and I have to go and see what the weather report was and tell myself it's not's just another wrong weather forecast."
    How does it get worse yearly?
    I think they need to go back to how they predicted the weather 10 years ago and maybe longer. The best I can remember weather reports were much more accurate when they didn't have so many computer models. I've made my own predictions a few times by just looking at the satellite and radar and was more accurate then the forecast on here.
    My nephew once asked me when he was only 6 yeras old, "Why do you like watching the weather so much? All you have to do is look out the window." Makes more sense everyday.

  • Remy Aug 13, 2010

    rescuefan - I am with you. notruth reads the weather report on Monday for the week, then when Friday gets here and things have changed, wonders what happened? Weather changes daily, hourly, etc. etc. Grow up notruth, it is getting old.

  • rescuefan Aug 13, 2010

    I want to know what youcanhandlethetruth has been smoking or what weather forecasts he's been watching. It's like he makes up forecasts in his head and then tells everyone that WRAL forecasted something that they didn't. Weird.

  • lma1973 Aug 13, 2010

    Nothing about rain today bro. Sunny and 94. Its overcast right now.

    "and they also said rain, and lots of it, for today and tomorrow and now that seems to be hidden somewhere up behind 'da clouds. Spot on as usual."

  • DbzHugz Aug 13, 2010

    This morning was a gift to my lungs. I stepped out and could breathe much easier. I'm thankful for the slight relief. whew.

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  • rescuefan Aug 13, 2010

    What a cute little girl!

    I am looking forward to this cooler weather. I am headed to the lake for the weekend. Woo hoo!

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 13, 2010

    and they also said rain, and lots of it, for today and tomorrow and now that seems to be hidden somewhere up behind 'da clouds. Spot on as usual.