More humid, chance of showers this weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — After another warm and dry day on Friday, the threat of wet weather will return this weekend.  The high temperature in the Triangle on Friday reached 86 and the Sandhills warmed to 87.

High pressure will slide farther offshore and allow our flow of air to turn more out of the southwest. This will increase the clouds, the humidity, and actually give central North Carolina a chance of showers for the first time in October. Abnormally dry conditions continue to spread across the central part of the state, so any rain will be welcome.

Saturday will be humid with a few showers possible.  More clouds will be around on Sunday and with the humid conditions continuing, a few showers and isolated thunder will be possible. Rainfall amounts should range from .25″ to 1″ through Monday.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Nate is now brushing the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It is then forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane and come ashore Saturday night/early Sunday morning along the Gulf Coast somewhere along the Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama border. After that, the storm will move quickly to the north-northeast and be to the northwest of North Carolina in southwestern Virginia by Monday morning. By Monday night, the remnants will be all the way up over New Jersey. So unfortunately for central North Carolina, there will not be much chance for any widespread moisture to help our abnormally dry conditions.  Our best chance of rain will be on Sunday.

With the storm system well to our north on Monday and Tuesday, it will be warm with partly sunny skies but a shower or two will still be possible each day.

A cold front appears to be on track to sweep through the state on Wednesday which will give us a shower or possible storm chance. After that, sunshine and 70s should return just in time for the opening of the North Carolina State Fair next Thursday.

Tonight will be partly cloudy. The overnight low will be 63. Winds will be light out of the southeast.7DAY_WP_FULL

Saturday will be mostly cloudy and humid with a few showers possible. The high will be 84. Winds will be southeast 5 to 10 mph. The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Saturday Night will be mostly cloudy with a possible shower. The overnight low will be 70. Winds will be south 5 to 10 mph. The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Sunday will be mainly cloudy and humid with showers and a possible storm. The high will be 82. Winds will be south 5 to 10 mph. The rain risk will be 50 percent.

Monday will be cloudy to partly sunny and warm with a shower possible. The high will be 85, after a morning low of 70. The rain risk will be 40 percent.

Tuesday will be partly sunny with a shower possible. The high will be 85, after a morning low of 70. The rain risk will be 40 percent.

Wednesday will be partly sunny with a shower or storm possible. The high will be 82, after a morning low of near 68. The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Thursday will become mostly sunny and cooler, after an early morning shower. The high will be 77, after a morning low of 59.  The rain risk will be 20 percent.

Friday will be mostly sunny and comfortable.  The high will be 75, after a morning low of 55.

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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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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