Warm weekend temps in NC while we watch Jose

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The final weekend of summer is here, but luckily it won’t feel like summer with warm temperatures in the 80s.  Normal highs for this time of year have dropped to the lower 80s, so highs for the next week will be at or just above normal with rain chances remaining very low. One reason the normal highs have dropped is because the days are getting shorter, the first day of fall is one week away from Friday.

Saturday should be mostly to partly sunny and once again, a stray afternoon shower can’t be ruled out, but for the most part, it will be a great day to be outside with highs about the same as Friday.

Sunday looks mostly sunny and mostly dry, but there is a small chance of rain east of Raleigh on Monday as the center of Hurricane Jose comes within about 200 miles of the North Carolina coast.

In the tropics…Jose is a hurricane again and is currently moving northwest through the Atlantic Ocean. The forecast track has the storm turning north and staying east of North Carolina and west of Bermuda next Monday and Tuesday. The forecast cone does keep the hurricane east of the North Carolina coast, but the beaches will see some higher surf and dangerous rip currents starting this weekend.

Tonight will be partly cloudy. The overnight low will be 65. Winds will be nearly calm.

Saturday will be mostly to partly sunny with a stray afternoon shower possible. The high will be 84. Winds will be northeast around 5 mph. The rain risk will be 10 percent.

Saturday Night will be partly cloudy. The overnight low will be 66. Winds will be light out of the east-northeast.

Sunday will be mostly sunny. The high will be 84; winds will be northwest 5 to 10 mph.  The rain risk will be 10 percent.

Monday will be partly sunny. The high will be 83, after a morning low of 64. There is a small chance of rain east of Raleigh.

Tuesday will be partly sunny. The high will be 84, after a morning low of 64.  Wednesday will be sunny and warm. The high will be 85, after a morning low of 65.

Thursday will be mostly sunny and continued warm. The high will be 86, after a morning low of 65.

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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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