Windy day sweeps warm air in

Posted October 25, 2010

— An upper-level disturbance moved in from the south Monday afternoon, bringing high winds and some heavy rain across the Triangle, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said. Any rain showers were heavy but brief, and the threat of severe weather had passed by 6 p.m.

Showers remained in the area through Monday evening.

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

Monday's high temperature was 78 – about 10 degrees above normal – and a temperature roller coaster is forecast for the remainder of the week.

"It will be unseasonably warm tonight and for the next few days," Fishel said. Tuesday and Wednesday will be humid with record-threatening high temperatures in the mid-80s.

"We have a strong southwesterly flow, that will do two things: bring in the warmth and bring in the moisture," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. "Expect it to feel more like summer than fall."

Expect a swing of almost 20 degrees from Thursday to Friday when a refereshingly cool air mass moves into North Carolina. The cold front could bring the chance for the first frost. "Much cooler weather is on the way for the end of the work week and the weekend," Fishel said.


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  • Remy Oct 26, 2010

    "Does he work much in October? I recall mid 80's and near 90's many, many October days. It's just typical Fall and then Winter weather." waiting

    Yes, there have been warm days in October. However, after the coldest winter on record, we had the warmest spring, summer, and fall thus far on record. So, not exactly typical at all. Catch up.

  • jailorjoe1978 Oct 25, 2010

    "cant WRAL look at their own radar before posting something like this?" there is much more too it than what storms are already visible. storms have to "start" somewhere and some how. they arent all just pre developed. just because u dont see rain doesnt mean that there isnt enough warm moist air meeting cool air to cause moisture to condense into rain. doesnt mean we are gonna get more it just means that it is possible due to conditions. please at least know something about weather before opening your mouth and letting ignorance fall out of it in an attempt to bash the meteorologists.

  • Wolfpack12 Oct 25, 2010

    global warming!!!!!! lol jk.

  • NoObamaCare Oct 25, 2010

    I know landscape companies are having a hard time after this brutal summer and trying to figure out when to aerate and seed. This has been a year of some unusual weather...wonder what this winter has in store?

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Oct 25, 2010

    "The guy in control of the box, you know the one he can't work, he says "we're setting up for an unusually warm pattern for late October."

    Does he work much in October? I recall mid 80's and near 90's many, many October days. It's just typical Fall and then Winter weather. Since it's a La Nina year, again, and since the European Model says more heat to come and no rain in sight, I'd say someone break the news to him that there will be no snows this winter for him to worry about and it will just be another Christmas morning with the AC on. Don't pack your shorts up people, you're going to need them right on through Easter. And by then our drought will keep you from having to worry with flushing your toilet.

    Welcome won't you.

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  • lma1973 Oct 25, 2010

    Im looking at the radar now....looks like everything is east of I-95. And they think more storms are going to flare up? Id say this article was a few hours too late....cant WRAL look at their own radar before posting something like this?

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Oct 25, 2010

    wow, another 4 minute rainfall event.
    glad I watered the yard myself.

  • scribblingraven Oct 25, 2010

    "Chance"?! *stares out the window as her car floats by* "Chance", you say??

  • lma1973 Oct 25, 2010

    Looks like most of the severe weather is to the east of us.