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Published: 2016-10-28 07:09:00
Updated: 2016-10-28 12:38:59
Posted October 28, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Central and eastern North Carolina residents can put away their coats for the next several days as above-normal temperatures will stay put through the end of next week.
A dry cold front pushed through the region Thursday night, and warmer air will continue to build into the region on Friday and into the weekend, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
"It's going to be an absolutely beautiful weekend across our area," she said. "We're going to stay unseasonably warm for the next week, even close to record highs on more than one day."
Friday's highs will climb into the mid-70s, setting up near-perfect football weather for Friday night. By kickoff, temperatures will be in the mid-60s across the Triangle.
Saturday will be even warmer than Friday, with highs topping out in the upper 70s to near 80, a full 10 degrees warmer than normal. On Sunday, highs will be in the low 80s, Gardner said.
"We'll be close to our record high on Sunday, which is 86 degrees," she said.
When tiny ghouls and goblins hit neighborhood streets on Halloween, they won't need anything other than a scary costume or their superhero mask. Monday night temperatures should be pleasant and no rain is in the forecast.
"No tricks for this Halloween forecast. It's going to be dry and very nice, which I know parents love to hear," Gardner said. "We'll be dry throughout the next several days, so if you've got outdoor plans you won't have to worry about getting wet."
Overnight lows will be in the mid-50s for much of the next week.