RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Strong storms moved through central North Carolina Friday morning. A tornado was confirmed near Oxford in Granville county. It was a on the ground for 1 minute around 5:21am with winds around 95 mph. Numerous trees were downed, including trees on two houses and out buildings. Trees were reported down also in several counties including, Durham, Chatham, Moore, Cumberland, Johnston, Nash, and Wilson counties. Those storms are now gone and cooler temperatures will move in for most of the weekend.
After the storms Friday, high temperatures warmed up to near 80. The high in the Triangle was 78 while Fayetteville made it up to 80. The normal high this time of year is 77 and we will stay below that all weekend.
An upper level low pressure system with some cool air will move over the area on Saturday and an isolated shower will be possible with it late Saturday night. Otherwise, the weekend will be cool and mostly dry. The cool air will stick around into the beginning of next week, but skies should be mostly sunny.
There will be a slight chance of a shower late Wednesday and Thursday as temperatures rebound to near seasonable levels.
Saturday will have clouds and some sun with a quick shower late Saturday night into Sunday morning. The high will be 70 and the rain risk will be 30 percent
Saturday Night will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of a shower. The overnight low will be 48. Winds will be west 5 to 8 mph. The rain risk will be 30 percent.
Sunday will be partly cloudy and cool. The high will be 68, winds will be west 5 to 10 mph. Monday will be mostly sunny. The high will be 70, after a morning low of 45.
Tuesday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with a high of 71, after a morning low of 46. Wednesday will be partly sunny with a slight risk of a late day shower. The high will be 74, after a morning low of 53. The rain risk will be 20 percent.
Thursday will be partly sunny with a slight risk of a shower. The high will be 73, after a morning low of 55. The rain risk will be 20 percent.
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