Raleigh, N.C. — As rain moves out of the Triangle, colder temperatures are moving in.
“We’ll watch temperatures start to tumble tonight after 9 p.m., and it will get down into the 40s by morning,” WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.
Rain stabilized the atmosphere, limiting the chance for severe storms, Maze said.
The threat for severe weather had passed for central North Carolina by mid-afternoon, but rain showers could linger through the evening. “Any thunderstorms or lightning this evening will be closer to New Bern and our coastal communities,” he said.
Friday will dawn cold and not get much warmer.
“We’ll see two quick days of winter before it warms back into the 60s on Sunday,” Maze said.
Valentine’s Day will be a much colder day, especially compared to Thursday’s balmy temperatures. Raleigh’s high of 49 degrees on Friday will be around 20 degrees cooler than it was Thursday, and overnight temperatures will be even colder, with lows in the 20s.
Saturday will also be cold, with a high in the mid 40s. Both days will be sunny and bright before rain and warmer temperatures move in for Sunday.
Fans of warmer weather will be pleased to know that the cold weather this weekend will be very brief, and spring-like temperatures will be back next week.