RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) —A cold front will move off the North Carolina coast on Saturday and behind it, much colder air will filter into the state. After temperatures on Friday soared into the low 70s, highs over the next 7 days look to stay in the 30s and 40s.
Temperatures Saturday morning started in the 50s in central North Carolina and will fall into the low 40s during the day. Winds will also pick up out of the northwest around 8-12 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph. Overnight, temperatures will fall into the 20s across the area.
Sunday will be bright but cold as temperatures only warm in the 30s. High pressure will keep the sunshine around to start the week, with temperatures climbing back into the 40s on Monday and Tuesday. Our next weather maker arrives late Tuesday into Wednesday. As it interacts with the warmer coastal waters, a low pressure system is expected to develop, and if it does, with cold air in place behind the cold front, some snow will be possible on Wednesday. It is too early to start talking about amounts, but both the American Model and European Model show accumulating snow across central North Carolina on Wednesday. That low, if it develops, will move quickly away on Thursday with clearing skies. It should be dry Thursday and next Friday with temperatures remaining below normal.
Saturday will be partly sunny and colder. The high will be 46 with temperatures falling during the day. Winds will be northwest 8 to 12 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
Saturday Night will be mainly clear. The overnight low will be 24. Winds will be north 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday will be mostly sunny and cold. The high will be 38. Winds will be north 5 to 10 mph.
Monday will be mostly sunny with a high of 40, after a morning low of 20.
Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a high of 48, after a morning low of 25.
Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with some snow possible. The high will be 35, after a morning low of 26. The snow risk will be 40 percent.
Thursday will be clearing but cold. The high will be 38, after a morning low of 16.
Next Friday will be partly cloudy and not as cold. The high will be 48, after a morning low of 22.