80 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2015-04-10 05:57:00
Updated: 2015-04-10 22:22:47
Posted April 10, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Rain showers are expected overnight as a cold front pushes its way into central and eastern North Carolina, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.
"The Storm Prediction Center lowered our risk for severe weather, but we will see spotty rain showers, and a possible thunderstorm, move through overnight," he said.
Overnight temperatures will drop into the mid 50s as the moisture moves into the area.
"By 7 a.m. most of the rain will be out of the area and the cold air will start to filter in," Maze said.
Once the rain moves out, the area will begin to dry out quickly as less humid air pushes eastward.
Saturday morning will start partly cloudy with temperatures near 60 degrees, marking the start of a mild, sunny weekend.
"By lunchtime we will see partly cloudy skies with temperatures it the mid 60s," he said. "It is going to be a comfortable, beautiful day. "
Abundant sunshine will push highs into the low 70s on Saturday and Sunday.
Maze said Sunday morning will be perfect for the thousands of runners taking part in the Raleigh Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.
"Of all the days in the next week, Sunday has to be the best for the runners in the marathon," he said. "We'll start the morning in the mid-40s, so it will be nice and cool for the start of the race."