Raleigh, N.C. — Clouds will linger across the Triangle Friday as a cold front moves through the state, but fairgoers enjoying the first full day of the 2013 NC State Fair should stay dry, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
Temperatures were in the low 60s across much of the area at 10 a.m. Highs Friday will top out near 70 degrees, close to normal for mid-October.
"We're expecting most of the area to stay dry, but spots closer to our latest cold front could see some light rain," Gardner said.
The front will stall along the coast by Friday afternoon, keeping cloud cover in the forecast until at least Sunday morning.
"We may see the sun peek through the clouds at times on Friday, but don't expect any long periods of sunshine," Gardner said.
Clouds will stay put on Saturday as moisture moves along the front and creates another chance for light, spotty showers all day long. Rain chances will hover around 30 percent all day, Gardner said.
"Sunday will be the better of the two weekend days for your outdoor plans," she said. "We'll see some clearing from west to east early in the day, and highs will climb into the upper 60s."
Overnight lows will take a dive early next week as the front clears out, dropping into the mid-40s Monday morning.