Light rain, dense fog expected into early Friday

WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel suggests taking extra time to drive somewhere early Friday as dense fog is expected.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Light-rain and dense fog are expected overnight and into Friday morning as the trend of cloudy skies continues for the Triangle.

“Visibilities could be greatly reduced in some areas,” WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

The sun might peek through the clouds for a few minutes on Friday, but clouds will dominate for most of the day again. High humidity will help drum up a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Highs are expected in the low to mid-80s.

However, the weekend promises more sun – and higher temperatures, getting up into the low 90s.

Fishel said there is a slight chance of rain on Saturday.

A cold front will likely usher in a cool-down early next week, and Hurricane Ike could also make itself felt in the state then.

"Some (computer models) even track the remains to North Carolina. We could see some rainfall here early next week," WRAL Meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Any heavy rains have the possibility to create flooding on already saturated ground.

The National Weather Service has warned of flooding along the Neuse River in Lenoir County, the Lumber River in Robeson County and the Cape Fear River in Bladen County through at least Saturday.


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