Cool, dry air sets up shop for 'scintillating' fall weekend

Posted October 19, 2012
Updated October 20, 2012

— Local college football on Saturday afternoon and the final weekend of the North Carolina State Fair should see seasonable temperatures, low humidity and mostly clear skies, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said. 

Were rising into the 50s as the sun rose Saturday morning, headed for a high near 70 degrees.

A high pressure system that arrived Friday will keep both temperatures and humidity in check throughout the weekend, Fishel said. Temperatures will top out in the low 70s Saturday and upper 60s Sunday. Upper Creek Falls, in Burke County 2012 Fall colors

"A scintillating weekend from start to finish," Fishel said. "A few fair-weather clouds will be in the area both days, but they won't take away from two beautiful days. We've really dried out and the dew points will remain low for the next few days."

Those who head to the beach for a late-season visit will see bright sunny days and lows in the 50s. In the mountains, where fall color is peaking, it will be cooler – highs only in the 60s with lows just about 40 degrees.


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  • working for deadbeats Oct 19, 2012

    It's great weather to catch E Coli!

  • jblake1932 Oct 19, 2012

    Hope everyone made it out ok from all the "severe" storms yesterday, HEE HEE!!

  • mfarmer1 Oct 19, 2012

    I don't see any point in the "Hour-By-Hour" feature of the web site it is never correct. it sates it is going to be 58F where I live in 1 hour, right now it's 75F

  • busyb97 Oct 19, 2012

    This could make for perfect time to view the Orionids meteor showers (

    And since it is still dark around 7am...we wouldn't have to get an insane hour! Just a little earlier than normal. :) Hoping the kids get a good show. We've been studying Astronomy in science this year, so they are really into it. (By the way, look to the East for the bright start after 10pm. It is Jupiter. With a telescope or maybe good binoculars, you very likely will be able to see the 4 moons too.) Venus is visible in the morning. With just a crescent moon, conditions could be perfect for that stuff (if you aren't drowned by city lights).

    LOVE this weather.

  • warrenhicks19672 Oct 19, 2012

    I love this weather...all windows in the house are open.

  • TheBigLC Oct 19, 2012

    Wasn't the headline yesterday " Severe weather"? Not only have we had little rain but it was beautiful thursday and today. Way to go. That headline was about as accurate as your reporting of Obama.

  • hollylama Oct 19, 2012

    The top picture says it all!! I'll be Yaking!