Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Breaking Records

For the second straight day, we broke the record high in the Triangle on Tuesday. The high of 74 at RDU yesterday broke the old record of 72 set in 1971. Areas to the south of Raleigh were even warmer, but just northeast of the Triangle, a northeasterly component to the wind kept things cooler. Here's a look at the range of high temperatures around the region from Tuesday:
  • Southern Pines: 81
  • Fayetteville: 80
  • Laurinburg-Maxton: 80
  • Erwin: 79
  • Lumberton: 79
  • Smithfield: 79
  • Goldsboro: 77
  • Chapel Hill: 75
  • RDU Airport: 74
  • NCSU-Raleigh: 72
  • Henderson-Oxford: 68
  • Louisburg: 63
  • Rocky Mount-Wilson: 59
  • Roanoke Rapids: 56

Everyone in our area will see warm temperatures today with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. We expect to break another record high today. The record currently stands at 76 at RDU. This should be the last day for setting record highs this week as somewhat cooler weather is expected for the rest of the week.

Look for a wide range in temperatures again tomorrow as a front slips into the northern part of the state Thursday morning. That will keep temperatures in the 50s to near 60 near the Virginia border. The Triangle should see highs in the mid to upper 60s while the Sandhills warm into the mid 70s.

Big changes look to be on the way for the weekend which should include a good chance for rain on Saturday long with much colder temperatures. Stay tuned for details....

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