RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — Slightly less humid air will shuffle into central North Carolina on Sunday behind a cold front that moved through early Saturday morning. Temperatures will still be hot with highs in the low to mid 90s and mostly sunny skies to end the weekend.
High pressure will build into the region and be in control of our weather on Monday for the Total Solar Eclipse. Central North Carolina will stay dry and skies should be no worse than partly cloudy. In the southwestern North Carolina mountains, where the total eclipse will occur, there will be more clouds to deal with and a shower will also be possible. In South Carolina, a couple of showers with more clouds will be around along the path of totality from Greenville to Charleston, with Charleston having the chance for mostly cloudy skies.
High pressure slides east on Tuesday which will lead to partly sunny skies and a slight risk of a PM storm. By next Wednesday, a cold front will approach the state from the west, so expect late-day showers and storms. A few lingering showers are possible Thursday morning as the front moves eat.
Sunday will be mostly sunny and hot. The high will be 93. Winds will be east-southeast around 5 mph.
Sunday Night will be fair but muggy. The overnight low will be 72. Winds will be light out of the south.
Solar Eclipse Monday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy and hot. The high will be 92. Winds will be southeast 5 to 8 mph.
Tuesday will be mostly to partly sunny and hot with a slight risk of a PM shower or storm. The high will be 92, after a morning low of 72. The rain risk will be 20 percent.
Wednesday will be partly sunny with PM scattered showers and storms likely. The high will be 91, after a morning low of 73. The rain risk will be 50 percent.
Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a few showers and storms possible, especially in the morning. The high will be 86, after a morning low of 70. The rain risk will be 30 percent.
Friday will become mostly sunny and pleasant. The high will be 84, after a morning low of 65.
Next Saturday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy. The high will be 83, after a morning low of 64.
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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.