Raleigh, N.C. — Thanks to a high pressure system parked over the central part of North Carolina, the Triangle will see more sun than clouds for the first time in 10 days Tuesday, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.
Low clouds and fog over parts of the area dissipated by mid-morning, setting the state for a beautiful fall afternoon with temperatures in the low 70s. The last day with temperatures in the 70s was Oct. 7.
"The sun is making its way back, and we're looking at a very nice day," Moss said. "The low pressure system that has been with us throughout the last week finally got the boot as our next cold front advances across the central part of the country."
The front was dropping rainfall across parts of the Midwest, but the Triangle won't see a big increase in the chance for rain as the front moves into North Carolina.
More cloud cover is likely Wednesday, but the sunshine that does sneak through the clouds will help push temperatures into the upper 70s.
On Thursday, the first day of the 2013 North Carolina State Fair, highs could push into the low 80s.
"Our rain chances will climb to 20 to 30 percent late in the day Thursday, but much of the area will stay dry," Moss said.
Once the front clears, temperatures will back down into the low 70s for the weekend. Sunshine will remain in the forecast as well.
Overnight lows will hover in the mid-50s for much of the next week.