Sunny, dry Friday starts off gorgeous weekend

Posted June 13, 2013
Updated June 14, 2013

— After a speedy line of severe thunderstorms swept central North Carolina on Thursday, temperatures and humidity dropped dramatically, making way for a gorgeous weekend.

"Our front from yesterday has moved on by. It's all about high pressure building in from the north," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. Storm Photos in Scotland Neck Colorful skies follow severe storms

"It's almost going to feel like fall," added Greg Fishel, WRAL chief meteorologist.

Skies were clear and temperatures were in the mid-60s early Friday, reaching the low 80s during the afternoon. The temperature marked a 15-degree change from Thursday in many spots. Lower humidity is noticeable as well following the passage of the cold front that brought Thursday's strong storms.

Saturday and Sunday will be warmer, with temperatures cresting just below the 90-degree mark, but the humidity will remain low. 

"We should expect dry weather to continue," Maze said.

No rain is expected over the weekend, but showers and storms return to the forecast Monday.

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  • Cock a doodle doo Jun 14, 2013

    It feels fantastic outside today. Too bad for most of us it's going to be for cleaning up.