Cool, rainy day on tap in NC

Posted May 4, 2011

— After a stormy night and a rainy morning, North Carolina's weather will take a turn to the cool side Wednesday.

A cold front pushed rain, including some heavy downpours, across the state Wednesday morning. Rainfall was expected to total a quarter-inch on average, with up to a half-inch in places that get heavier showers.

The rain started to taper off in the Triangle in the late morning, although an occasional shower could linger after mid-day.

"The cool temperatures will be the thing that's impacting us later on this afternoon," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Temperatures will be in the 50s around lunchtime and, depending on how much sunshine gets through the clouds in the afternoon, could rise into the mid 60s to about 70 degrees.

"Notice those 40s for overnight lows for the next three nights. It's really turning cooler on us," Gardner said.

Daily highs will stay in the low to mid 70s, until the weekend, when temperatures will return to the 80s.


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  • lma1973 May 4, 2011

    Headline should have read "cool rainy morning on tap". Not any rain out there anymore and the sun is coming out.

  • lma1973 May 4, 2011

    Love how in 2 hours time they go from "clearing overnight" to "clearing mid-day". Maybe WRAL is finally looking at the radar too:

    One more band of rain through 9-10am then clearing mid-day. Gusty winds but no severe weather. Chilly afternoon. Mid-upper 60s
    — Wednesday, May 4, 2011 8:07 AM
    Forecast: Today, mostly cloudy, high 68°. Tonight, clearing overnight, low 44°.
    — Wednesday, May 4, 2011 6:00 AM

  • lma1973 May 4, 2011

    Looking at the radar now-rain appeas to be leaving the Raleigh area in the next hour or two.