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Published: 2017-11-07 07:30:00
Updated: 2017-11-07 19:00:47
Posted November 7, 2017 7:30 a.m. EST
Updated November 7, 2017 7:00 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — A band of light, patchy rain moved into the Triangle region Tuesday afternoon and began to push temperatures down on its way.
"What we will see tonight and tomorrow is light rain, drizzle, mist - it won't amount to a whole lot," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.
"And temperatures are going to get chilly."
Tuesday morning temperatures topped 60 degrees in many towns around the central part of the state, but the mercury will begin to drop as a cold front slips southward from Virginia.
Temperatures around the Triangle were dropping into the 50s by 4:30 p.m. The front will stall south of Raleigh, keeping temperatures in Fayetteville and Clinton in the 70s.
By Wednesday morning temperatures will be in the 40s and the chance for rain remains in the forecast.
"It's going to feel raw out there when you combine the cooler temps with the spotty light rain," Maze said.
WRAL Chief Meteorologist said Wednesday will be a full day of "yuck."
"It's going to be raw and miserable the whole day. It could stay in the mid-40s all day," he said.
The chance for rain remains in the forecast through Thursday, but things are expected to dry out for Football Friday. Fans will need to bundle up as temperatures are forecast to be in the 40s at kickoff and will dip into the 30s later in the night.
According to WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel, the season's first freeze could come on Saturday morning.