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Showers possible for State Fair opening, but weekend looks great

Posted October 13, 2013
Updated October 14, 2013

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— A few showers are possible on Thursday, the first day of the North Carolina State Fair, but the weather will be wonderful this weekend, says WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson.

Overcast skies are expected to hang around until then.

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"Yeah, we’re still dealing with the cloud cover, and we’re going to be dealing with the cloud cover for the next couple of days anyway," Johnson said. "(There will be) at least a peak or two of sunshine tomorrow, but don’t break out the sunglasses just yet. Wednesday looks like a better day with highs in the upper 70s – not too shabby."

A low-pressure system off the North Carolina coast brought some rain to the central part of the state Sunday and Monday.

A high-pressure system from the north that's moving south will bring dryer air and more sunshine and warmer temperatures on Tuesday. By Wednesday, the highs will reach the mid- to upper 70s.

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Overnight lows will stay in the mid-to upper 50s for the next several days, but could dip into the high 40s by next Sunday.


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  • icmfal Oct 15, 2013

    oh. is it that time of the year again? Thanks for warning

  • Made In USA Oct 14, 2013

    We should invite President Obama and the First Lady to our state fair because I know they want to see the nutritious foods available.

  • BeastieBoy Oct 14, 2013

    NC State Faitr, AKA, "The Big Nasty"

  • BeastieBoy Oct 14, 2013

    Just make sure your immunizations are up to date before going to the fair. Don't forget your tetanus booster either. That should protect you from at least 2/3 of the (known) communicable and other diseases that lurk around every food vendor and port-o-jon.

  • Blues Man Z Oct 14, 2013

    Wow, is it that time of the year already where a 2nd rate fair will be capturing the headlines for the next 2 weeks?

  • oleguy Oct 14, 2013

    See you all there, just look for me, Old Guy, white Hair, dressed casual,Jeans, T shirt, Sneekers, Eating junk food,