Wednesday to be wet and windy

Posted December 8, 2009 8:37 a.m. EST
Updated December 8, 2009 9:34 p.m. EST

— The Triangle will see some rain late Tuesday into Wednesday morning, according to WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.

Temperatures Tuesday climbed to the upper 40s before scattered showers moved in for the evening commute. The rain will increase in intensity after dark, Fishel said. 

After midnight, warm air will push in from the coast and winds will pick up, with showers tapering off in the morning, Fishel said. The wind speeds could reach 25 to 35 mph.

The warming trend continues through Wednesday with temperatures rising from the 40s around midnight to the 60s by noon.

"By 3 a.m., you will see the warm air making progress," Fishel said. "As we head further into the day, we could hit the low 70s."

After the skies clear, a seasonal chill returns for Thursday. Temperatures will be around 50 degrees. Friday will be mostly sunny with a few high clouds and temperatures in the low 40s.