Front brings rain, chilly temperatures

Posted November 16, 2011 7:45 a.m. EST
Updated November 17, 2011 5:59 a.m. EST

— The threat for severe weather died down overnight, leaving only patchy rain for the Thursday morning commute, WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel.

In the wake of the cold front, temperatures will drop dramatically for the next couple days. 

The Triangle will see a significant departure from the past few days of warm temperatures. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s Thursday and Friday, and the overnight lows will plummet to around the freezing mark.

"Saturday morning for the parade in downtown Raleigh, it will be cold," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "It'll be a little breezy along Fayetteville Street, but we'll be bundled up and feeling like the holidays."

The daylight hours of Saturday will see the beginning of a warm-up to more seasonable temperatures.

The mercury will reach around 62 degrees Saturday and then into the upper 60s and lower 70s to start the new week.