Rain, cold temps bring third day of gloom to Triangle Thursday

Posted November 8, 2017 11:00 p.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 9:55 a.m. EDT

A third day of chilly rain is on tap for the Triangle on Thursday, but when the skies dry out, the cold weather will stick around.

Light rain that fell throughout the day Wednesday is expected to increase overnight. The heavier rain will taper off by about 8 a.m., but drizzle and mist will make for a third dreary day.

"The bottom line is just keep the rain gear handy, keep the jackets handy. Tomorrow is just going to be nasty and cold," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

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Temperatures on Thursday will be slightly warmer, with a forecast high of 50 degrees and will be even warmer by Friday.

"It gets better. Friday, we're mostly sunny and getting up to 56 degrees, Maze said.

The first freeze of the season is possible Saturday morning and temperatures will remain chilly for the next week, with high temperatures only reaching the 50s.

"By Saturday morning, any sensitive plants that you don't bring inside, say goodbye," Maze said. "The fall that we really haven't been seeing is going to be here for the next several days."