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Rain, cooler air moving into central NC behind front

Posted March 27, 2015

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— The leading edge of a cold front pushed through central North Carolina early Friday, marking the beginning of big weather changes for the area over the weekend.

Rain showers will push into the Triangle throughout the morning on Friday and linger through the afternoon and early evening as temperatures fall throughout the day.

Friday's high temperatures, which were in the low 60s, were recorded overnight. Temperatures will sag into the 50s by the morning commute and into the 40s by the afternoon, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

"We're really seeing temperatures in reverse today, and this front is creating some big changes for our weather," he said. "We will see winds shifting to the north and west, and the rain is moving into the central part of the state from the south and west."

Significant rain isn't expected, but parts of the area could see up to a quarter of an inch of accumulation.

Rain showers will begin to taper off during the evening Friday, although sprinkles are possible overnight and into the early-morning hours Saturday, when lows will fall into the low 30s, about 10 degrees below normal.

Skies will clear gradually on Saturday, but daytime highs will struggle to climb out of the 40s.

Even colder air will arrive on Sunday morning, as lows dip back into the upper 20s, before another warming trend begins

Highs Sunday will be in the low 50s under partly cloudy skies, and temperatures will return to the 60s and then 70s by the middle of next week.

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