Cooler end to the weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) –  After a warm day across central North Carolina to kick off the weekend, cooler air will arrive behind a cold front on Sunday.  On Saturday, the high temperature in the Triangle reached 67 and the Sandhills warmed to 68.

On Sunday, a cold high-pressure system will build in from the northwest, causing high temperatures to fall into the 50s.  Skies will stay sunny and bright through most of the week and temperatures will gradually warm back into the mid-60s by Wednesday.

Another cold front will approach the state Thursday evening, allowing for scattered showers to spread into the area late Thursday night into Friday.  Sunshine will return on Saturday as that cold front slides to the east.  Temperatures behind the front will fall back into the upper 50s by next weekend.

Overnight, expect clearing skies with low temperatures near 40.  Winds will be northwest around 6-10 mph.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and cooler. The high will be 58.  Winds will be northwest around 6-10 mph.

Monday will be sunny and a touch warmer.  The high will be 61, after a morning low of 32.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny and even warmer with a high of 62, after a morning low of 34.

Wednesday will be partly cloudy and mild.  The high will be 66, after a morning low of 40.

Thursday will have increasing clouds with a few late-day showers possible.  The high will be 64, after a morning low of 41.  The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Friday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers possible.  The high will be 60, after a morning low of 43.  The rain risk will be 40 percent.

Next Saturday will be partly cloudy and cooler.  The high will be 58, after a morning low of 35.

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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