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Published: 2020-09-12 06:54:00
Updated: 2020-09-15 21:42:08
By WRAL Severe Weather Center
Raleigh, N.C. — The cooler weather we felt Tuesday morning will continue into Wednesday morning, possibly being even cooler.
Two blasts of cooler, fall-like air will bring overnight lows as chilly as 50 degrees and a break in the humidity this week. The cold fronts precede a few wet days as the remnants of Hurricane Sally are expected to reach North Carolina at the end of the work week.
Temperatures Tuesday morning were in the low 60s, and Wednesday morning are expected to be even cooler. Wednesday will have highs in the upper 70s, and Thursday's high drops to around 73 degrees.
"We have some genuine sweater weather in the forecast later this week with highs struggling to reach 70 some days and a cool breeze," meteorologist Kat Campbell said.
By Friday and Saturday, the daytime high temperature will only be 70 degrees.
Dew points also dropped overnight Monday as the cold front moving into the Triangle brought drier air with it.
By Thursday and Friday, remnants from Hurricane Sally could bring rain to our area. While Sally's impact on the Gulf Coast could be severe, impacts in North Carolina will be minimal.
Counties south of the Triangle could see 2-4 inches of rain, while counties north of the Triangle could see 1.5-2 inches of rain. The Triangle could see a flash flood watch issued on Thursday or Friday.
WRAL is tracking six other systems in the tropics, including Tropical Storm Teddy, which developed Monday and is expected to become a major hurricane by Friday. Teddy is not expected to make landfall, but meteorologists are closely watching it.
None of the systems, apart from Sally, are expected to impact our state at this time.
"A cold front Friday night pushes the remnants of Sally out and brings us a much cooler and less humid and dry weekend," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.