Stormy, hot for the first weekend of summer

The clouds and rain we’ve had the past few day went away Friday afternoon, but so did our temperatures in the 80s.  Highs Friday afternoon returned to the 90s and that’s also where we will spend part of our weekend. A cold front will approach and eventually move through central North Carolina later this weekend and early next week leading to some lower temperatures and humidity next week.

The work week started hot and in the 90s and that’s also how it finished.  The high in the Triangle Friday was 91 while Fayetteville made it up to 94.  The normal high this time of year is 89 and we will actually be below that next week.

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Friday night will stay mostly dry, but it will be breezy, warm and muggy with a morning low down to 74.

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 90The 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 70. 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 65.

Tuesday through next Thursday will be sunny and comfortable with low humidity.  Expect afternoon highs to be in the low to mid 80s with morning temperatures around 60.

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