RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — High pressure that has been in control and kept us sunny, dry and warm the past couple days will move away to make room for a cold front today. An isolated shower will be possible as the front slides through today, along with cooler temperatures. The second half of the weekend looks warmer and drier with temperatures back into the 70s.
This is also the weekend we turn our clocks back one hour before we go to bed tonight. Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning and Standard Time begins. This is also a great time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Warmer weather returns Monday and Tuesday as highs creep back into the mid and upper 70s. A stronger cold front will move into the region Tuesday night into Wednesday, bringing a few showers and a return of cooler temperatures by the middle of next week.
Today Today will be mostly cloudy with a few isolated showers. The high will be 66, after a morning low of 63.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy and cool with a low of 52.
Sunday will be partly cloudy. The high will be 75, after a morning low of 54. There is a chance for a few sprinkles early Sunday morning. Overall weather should be mostly dry and cool Sunday morning for the Raleigh – City of Oaks Marathon which begins at 7 a.m.
Monday will be mostly sunny. The high will be 79, after a morning low of 56.
Tuesday will be partly sunny with a chance of a late-day shower. The high will be 75, after a morning low of 58. The rain risk will be 30 percent.
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy and cooler with a few showers possible. The high will be 63, after a morning low of 52. The rain risk will be 50 percent.
Thursday will be cooler and drier with temperatures in the lower 60s along with a small chance of rain.
Friday will be a cool sunny day with a high of 60 after a cold morning low of 38.
This forecast was prepared by the CBS North Carolina 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 smart phone apps.