Warm Saturday ahead of cold front

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — After a chilly start to our weekend with many temperatures across central North Carolina in the lower 30s, temperatures will climb into the 60s ahead of an approaching cold front.  Clouds will gradually increase throughout the day and winds will pick up out of the southwest around 10-15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

The cold front will move through the state late Saturday night into the pre-dawn hours on Sunday, bringing scattered rain showers along with it.  The best chance of rain will hold off until after midnight and will likely wrap up by 8 AM Sunday.

Skies will clear during the day on Sunday but temperatures will be much cooler, with highs in the mid to upper 50s.  High pressure will build into the area by Monday, leading to more sunshine but a cool day with morning temperatures below freezing and afternoon highs in the low to mid 50s.

Warmer air will filter in on Tuesday and Wednesday in advance of a dry cold front that will move through late Tuesday night. Behind that front, temperatures will fall back into the low 50s by Thanksgiving and look to stay there into Black Friday.

Saturday will be partly sunny, mild and breezy. The high will be 67.  Winds will be southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Saturday Night will be mostly cloudy with showers after midnight. The overnight low will be 50. Winds will be southwest then west 10 to 20 mph. The rain risk will be 60 percent.

Sunday will be clearing and cooler. The high will be 57, winds will be northwest 8 to 15 mph.

Monday will be sunny. The high will be 54, after a morning low of 31.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny. The high will be near 60, after a morning low of 33.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny. The high will be 60, after a morning low of 43.

Thanksgiving will be mostly to partly sunny and cool. The high will be 52, after a morning low of 36.

Black Friday will be mostly to partly sunny and continued cool.  The high will be 53, after a morning low of 34.

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.

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