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Cooler, drier air arrives to create picture-perfect weekend

Posted February 22

7-Day Forecast

Cooler, drier air has moved into North Carolina behind the cold front that produced severe weather on the final day of the work week, and more stable weather will stay put for several days, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. 

Temperatures were in the upper 30s across the Triangle at sunrise, and afternoon highs will climb into the low 60s under partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies. 

"We've really seen a big chance in our air mass since Friday afternoon," Moss said. "We cleared out overnight, and in some places we're up to 30 degrees cooler than we were 24 hours ago."

Sunday's highs will be warmer, likely topping out in the upper 60s across the state. 

A front will move through late Sunday and early Monday, but it won't likely produce any precipitation, Moss said. 

Highs on Monday and Tuesday will fall back into the upper 50s, near normal for late February. Overnight lows will remain mild for the next four days, however, staying in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. 

"We have a chance to see some sprinkles or showers on Tuesday, and that will mark a bit of a shift, as some colder air will arrive for the middle of next week," Moss said. "Another little shot of winter air."

Highs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be in the low 40s, and overnight lows will dip back into the mid-and upper 20s.

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