NC WEATHER: Cool, showers Thursday; nice of mom

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) -Cooler air moved in today, and it will be even cooler to end the work week.  Unlike the last couple of days, the weather was quiet with partly sunny skies.

A large upper level low pressure trough will move across the Northeast and influence our weather with cool temps, varying amounts of clouds, and some showers.  There could be an isolated storm Thursday afternoon, but no severe weather is expected.

High pressure will build in for the upcoming weekend, and temperatures will moderate.

By Mother’s Day, highs will be into the lower 80s and skies should be mostly sunny.

The Triangle had a high of 74; and Fayetteville had a high of 78.  The normal high this time of year is now 77 and the normal low is 53.

Tonight will be partly cloudy.  The overnight low will be 54. Winds will be southwest 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with showers around.  There will be a slight risk of an afternoon storm.  It will be much cooler with a high of 66, winds will be northwest 5 to 10 mph. The rain risk will be 60 percent.

Thursday Night will be cloudy with showers possible.  The overnight low will be 49. Winds will be northwest 5 to 8 mph.  The rain risk will be 50 percent.

Friday will be cloudy to partly sunny with a few passing showers, especially in the morning.  The high will be 68. Winds will be northwest 5 to 10 mph.  The rain risk will be 40 percent.

Saturday will be mostly sunny and pleasant.  The high will be 75, after a morning low of 50.

Sunday, Mother’s Day will be mostly sunny and warm.  The high will be 82, after a morning low of 57.

Monday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy.  The high will be 82, after a morning low of 58.

Tuesday will be partly sunny and warmer.  The high will be 85, after a morning low of 61.   

Next Wednesday will be partly sunny with a high of 84, after a morning low of 62.

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This forecast was prepared by the WNCN weather team and is based on the latest information available and years of weather forecasting in North Carolina. It was not produced by a computer like many forecasts you find on the web, social media and smarts phone apps.

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