Sunny but cold to end the weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — After some wintry precipitation to start the weekend on Saturday, drier weather will move into central North Carolina on Sunday.  After a start in the 20s and some black ice early Sunday morning, temperatures will climb into the low 40s Sunday afternoon.  Although it will be warmer than Saturday, temperatures will still be below average for this time of year.  Our normal high temperature is around 55 with a normal low of 35.

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High pressure will build in from the southwest on Sunday and gradually move offshore on Monday.  Monday morning will be in the 20s to start, but reach the upper 40s during the afternoon.

Another cold front will move through the area Tuesday afternoon, but will not have any moisture to go along with it.  Expect just a few clouds ahead of the front.  Temperatures behind the front will fall into the 30s for highs on Wednesday, after a start in the low 20s.

Temperatures will gradually warm up toward the end of the week and into next weekend.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the 40s on Thursday and Friday with 50s returning by Saturday.

Sunday will be sunny, breezy and cold.  The high will be 42.  Winds will be west 5 to 12 mph with gusts up to 18 mph.

Sunday Night will be fair and cold.  The overnight low will be 26. Winds will be light.

Monday will be mostly sunny and not as cold.  The high will be 48.  Winds will be southwest around 5 mph.

Tuesday will be partly to mostly sunny. The high will be 50, after a morning low of 32.

Wednesday will be sunny and cold.  The high will be 38,; after a morning low of 23.

Thursday will be mostly sunny.  The high will be 46, after a morning low of 22.

Friday will be partly sunny.  The high will be 48, after a morning low 29.

Saturday will be mostly sunny.  The high will be 52, 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.

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