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Cooler temps expected this week, but it's still hot

Posted August 1, 2011

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— Weekend rain and somewhat cooler temperatures brought some much-needed relief to the Triangle and central North Carolina, reeling after triple-digit highs last week.

So, what's expected this week?

"It may not be quite as hot as it was toward the end of last week, but we are expecting temperatures to run a good bit above normal for the next several days, including today," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said Monday.

Normal is around 89 degrees. The high for Monday is expected to reach 95 degrees, and the thermostat will inch toward the 100-degree mark, reaching 99 degrees by Wednesday, before dropping slightly the rest of the week.

The weekend rain, heavy at times, brought an average of about an inch of rain to much of central North Carolina, which is seeing moderate drought conditions.

Some areas saw as little as a quarter-inch of rain, while others saw more than 3 inches.

Raleigh-Durham International recorded approximately 3.25 inches.

There is little chance of rain this week. Conditions are expected to be partly sunny.

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  • buffwymomfor2 Aug 2, 2011

    "The same person who wrote the headline must have written the article. No, the thermostat won't be inching toward 100. Personally, my thermostat stays at 78. Now, the thermometer may inch toward 100 ..." couldn't help but laugh at that one..fail.

  • wdprice3 Aug 1, 2011

    Good space filler. Worthless article. There is an entire weather section of this website. Let it speak for itself.

  • Bring on the 4 Dollar Gas Aug 1, 2011

    The headline makes as much sense as their reporting of the entire area getting lots of rain over the weekend. We're in southern Wake and we didn't get enough TOTAL to even wet the roads. Once again the clueless weather reporting flows like a useless river of babble.

    Waiting on my rain in the viewing area, over and out.

  • little blue 2 Aug 1, 2011

    The same person who wrote the headline must have written the article. No, the thermostat won't be inching toward 100. Personally, my thermostat stays at 78. Now, the thermometer may inch toward 100 ...

  • 37 Aug 1, 2011

    This headline makes no sense. It will be hot and then it will be three degrees cooler? What? If it goes down to 95°, is it really any different?