RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Mid-September is here and it will generally be warm and dry as we move toward the first official day of Fall, on Friday.
On Saturday the Triangle has a high of 85 after a morning low of 62. Fayetteville had a warm high of 89 after a morning low of 67.
High pressure off to our northwest will keep skies mainly dry Sunday, but a stray shower can’t be ruled out with the afternoon heating mainly in areas east of the Triangle. Highs will be similar the last few days in the middle 80s. Our normal high this time of year is now 82. Highs will remain above normal for the next seven days. By the middle of the week highs will reach the upper 80s. On Thursday, a cold front will approach and a shower will be possible. Behind the front, on Friday, highs will fall back to the lower to middle 80s.
In the tropics…Jose grew to hurricane strength again and will be a Category One storm when it moves north on Monday and Tuesday staying away from North Carolina’s coast and west of Bermuda. Some beach erosion will be possible, along with higher than normal tides and dangerous rip currents. There will be slight risk of winds reaching tropical storm force along the Outer Banks on Monday and Tuesday; so a watch has been issued from the National Weather Service in Morehead City for possible tropical storm force winds along the Outer Banks from Ocracroke northward to near Duck.
Sunday will be mostly to partly sunny with a slight risk of a stray afternoon shower mainly east of the Triangle. The high will be 84. Winds will be northeast 5 to 8 mph. The rain risk will be 10 percent.
Saturday Night will be partly cloudy. The overnight low will be 66. Winds will be northeast 5 to 8 mph.
Monday will be partly sunny. The high will be 83; winds will be north 5 to 12 mph.
Tuesday will be partly sunny. The high will be 84, after a morning low of 65.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny to partly sunny and warm. The high will be 87, after a morning low of 67.
Thursday will be mostly to partly sunny with an isolated PM shower possible. The high will be 88, after a morning low of 68. The rain risk will be 20 percent.
Friday will be partly sunny. The high will be 84, after a morning low of 66.
Next Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 82, 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.