RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – After a warm and mostly sunny Friday, a weak low pressure system will move through South Carolina on Saturday, bringing a few light showers to central North Carolina. Expect cloudy skies Saturday with high temperatures only in the low 50s. Saturday night, that low pressure system will move out to sea and high pressure will build into the area. With high pressure firmly in control, expect mostly sunny skies and temperatures back in the 60s on Sunday and Monday.
Tuesday will be the warmest day of the week out ahead of a powerful cold front. Clouds will increase throughout the day with highs climbing to near 70. That cold front will move in late Tuesday night through Wednesday, bringing a round of much-needed rain to the region. Highs on Wednesday will drop back into the upper 50s.
By Thursday, colder air will move in as highs will struggle to get into the upper 40s. By Friday morning, lows will be in the upper 20s.
Saturday will be cloudy and cooler with a few showers or areas of drizzle possible through early afternoon. The high will be 52. Winds will be east 3 to 5 mph. The rain risk will be 20 percent.
Sunday will be mostly sunny and milder. The high will be 62. Winds will be light and variable.
Monday will be mostly sunny. The high will be 61, after a morning low of 38.
Tuesday will have increasing clouds with showers possible very late Tuesday night. The high will be 69, after a morning low of 43.
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with showers likely. The high will be 59, after a morning low 52. The rain risk will be 70 percent.
Thursday will be clearing and colder. The high will be 48, after a morning low of 33.
Friday will be mostly sunny. The high will be 47, after a morning low of 28.
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.