Cooler weekend on the way

Posted August 13, 2010 6:14 a.m. EDT
Updated August 14, 2010 7:24 p.m. EDT

— Three straight days under 90 degrees could be on tap for the Triangle, WRAL meteorologist Kim Deaner said.

The high temperature only reached 87 Friday afternoon at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

The forecast high for Saturday and Sunday is in the same range – the first time in weeks it has been so relatively cool.

The humidity of recent days lingered Friday afternoon making it feel like about 96 degrees.

There will be more clouds in the sky Saturday, said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, and they will contribute to the cooling.

There is a slight chance for showers Saturday afternoon, but the humidity will drop through the day, making for a muggy morning and a less-sticky afternoon.

Sunday will be similarly cloudy early with afternoon sunshine.

So far this summer 62 days have reached 90 or above, a trend that outpaces the record set in summer of 2007.

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