Cold, wet start to weekend; sunny mild finish

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Record high temperatures hit central North Carolina Friday as many of us saw highs in the 80s, but it will be drastically colder on Saturday.  The colder temperatures Saturday will also come with a good chance of rain, mainly in the afternoon and early evening. Starting Sunday we begin another warm up that could bring us back to near 80 by next week.

The Triangle broke a record high on Friday with a high of 81. The old record was 77 set back in 1976. Fayetteville made it up to 82 Friday, tying the record high set back in 1989.  The average high this time of year is 55 and we will be well below that on Saturday.

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Saturday will be cloudy and cooler, with scattered showers likely, especially in the afternoon and evening. The high will be 47; after a morning low of 41. The rain risk will be 90 percent.

Sunday will be partly cloudy with dry weather returning. The high will be 62; after a morning low around 38.

Monday will be mostly cloudy with spotty showers possible. The high will be 66; after a morning low around 45. The rain risk will be 30 percent, mainly in the morning.

Tuesday will be partly sunny with just a small chance of rain. The high will be 77; after a morning low around 57. The rain risk will be 20 percent.

Wednesday will be partly sunny with a few spotty showers. The high will be 78; after a morning low around 60.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers. The high will be 74; after a morning low around 60. The rain risk will be 20 percent.

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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