Cold front brings cooler temps, severe weekend weather

Posted July 27
Updated July 28

— A cold front tracking toward North Carolina could make for soggy weekend plans.

The front pushing across the United States is dragging storms along with it. Those could bring severe weather to everyone in the state.

But with storms also comes more pleasant temperatures.

"If you have been liking these colder mornings, just wait for this weekend with temperatures in the 50s and 60s," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

"We have an interesting weather change coming up."

Maze said there is the potential for storms in the early morning hours of Friday, but a chance for severe weather will not ramp up until the evening.

"Elizabeth may tell you to bring you umbrellas with you Friday morning, but real storms will not be until the evening," Maze said.

Computer models show fairly widespread storms dotting much of the eastern part of North Carolina on Friday evening.

"If you do have Friday plans, keep in mind that we'll be dodging showers and thunderstorms," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said Thursday.

The storms will hang around overnight and into Saturday, but the front will eventually sweep farther to the south and east, leaving drier air in its wake.

Skies on Sunday should remain dry, and temperatures in the evening will drop into the low 80s or high 70s.

"Last Sunday we were at 102, this Sunday we have the potential to stay in the 70s. That is really an extreme change for just seven days," Maze said.

"We start to look a little nicer for Sunday," Gardner said. "If you don't have outdoor plans on Sunday, you might want to think about it."

7-Day Forecast


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