Published: 2013-11-08 07:00:00
Updated: 2013-11-08 13:38:20
Posted November 8, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Cool, dry air from the north and west spilled into central and eastern North Carolina early Friday, setting a cool but sunny close to the work week.
"We have seen this cold air just rush into the area overnight behind the front that passed by on Thursday," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. Weekend best bets: Beer, fashion and shopping
Abundant sunshine won't do much to warm the Triangle on Friday afternoon, as daytime highs should stay in the mid-50s, about 10 degrees below normal for early November.
High school football players and fans will need warm attire during the evening. Temperatures will be in the mid-40s at kickoff and fall into the upper 30s by the time Football Friday starts at 11:35 p.m.
"A high pressure system in the central part of the country will slide eastward today, but the clockwise rotation around it will keep the Triangle in a northerly flow," Gardner said. "We'll see northwesterly winds all day from 10 to 15 mph, and that will keep us cool as we head into Saturday morning. It's really going to be a perfect weekend."
Temperatures will fall to near freezing by daybreak on Saturday, and daytime highs will reach into the upper 50s under sunny skies.
Highs will reach the 60s on Sunday and early next week, but another system that should move into the Triangle by midweek will drop daytime highs into the mid-40s.