RALEIGH, NC — After a warm and muggy start to the weekend, temperatures on Saturday will climb to near 90 with scattered showers and storms possible. A cold front will move in from the west Saturday afternoon and evening, bringing strong to possibly even a few severe storms to central North Carolina between 3 PM and 10 PM. Damaging wind gusts will be the main threat with any storms that move through the area.
That cold front will settle to the east on Sunday, so a lingering shower will be possible early in the morning before skies clear and drier weather takes hold Sunday afternoon.
A dry cold front will move through the area Monday, bringing much cooler and less humid conditions along with it for Tuesday through the end of the week.
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Saturday will be partly to mostly cloudy, hot and humid with showers and storms possible, especially in the afternoon and evening as a cold front approaches. The high will be 90. The rain risk will be 40 percent. Parts of central North Carolina are also until a Marginal Risk of severe weather, the lowest threat level on our 1-5 scale. Damaging wind will be the main threat.
Sunday will start cloudy with a few lingering showers before drier weather moves in for the afternoon. The high will be 87, after a morning low of 69. The rain risk will be 10 percent.
Monday will be partly cloudy and most importantly, dry as the weekend cold front drifts east. The high will be 85, after a morning low of 64.
Tuesday will be partly cloudy, less humid and cooler. The high will be 81, after a morning low of 62.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny and nice. The high will be 83, after a morning low of 60.
Thursday will be mostly sunny and warmer. The high will be 86, after a morning low of 62.
Friday will be partly cloudy as heat and humidity return. The high will be 88, after a morning low of 66.