Few showers Saturday, drier & cooler Sunday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) —A strong cold front moved through central North Carolina Friday night, prompting several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and even a Tornado Warning for Northampton County, NC.  Some small hail and minor wind damage was reported as those storms moved through the area.

That cold front will slide to our east on Saturday and still be close enough that some scattered showers will be possible.  It will turn much cooler over the weekend with highs in the lower to mid 80s  Humidity levels will drop dramatically and it will become quite comfortable by Sunday.

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The below normal temperatures will last into the first half of next week.  Highs on Monday and Tuesday will be in the lower to middle 80s with continued low humidity.

Dry weather will continue into Wednesday, but highs will warm into the upper 80s.  By next Thursday and Friday, highs will be back to normal, around 90.  There will also be a slight risk of a late-day storm next Friday.

Saturday will be cloudy to partly sunny with isolated showers possible.  The high will be 83.  Winds will be north 8 to 12 mph. The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Saturday Night will be mostly cloudy with some evening showers possible.  The overnight low will be 63.  Winds will be northeast 5 to 10 mph.  The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and comfortable.  The high will be 82.  Winds will be northeast 5 to 10 mph.

Monday will be mostly sunny and comfortable again.  The high will be 85, after a morning low of 61.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high of 86, after a morning low of 64.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and warmer.  The high will be 88, after a morning low of 67.

Thursday will be mostly to partly sunny with a high near 90, after a morning low of 69.

Next Friday will be partly sunny with a slight risk of a late-day storm.  The high will be around 90, after a morning low of 69.  The rain risk will be 20 percent.

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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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