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Temps to warm slightly during cloudy weekend

Posted October 11, 2013

— Temperatures will warm slightly across central and eastern North Carolina over the weekend, but clouds and spotty rain that arrived early in the work week will stay put, said WRAL Meteorologist Mike Maze. 

On Saturday, as the low pressure system – which was in the Atlantic near the Virginia-North Carolina border early Friday – works southeastward, warmer temperatures and showers will begin filtering into the central part of the state.

"The weekend won't be a total washout, but there will be drizzle in spots," Maze said. "Don't expect to see the sun."

Highs will reach 70 degrees for the first time in nearly a week Saturday afternoon despite continued cloud cover. The story will be similar on Sunday, as highs top out in the low 70s.

By Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, sunshine will slowly begin to return to the area as highs climb into the mid-70s. Overnight lows will stay in the mid-50s for the next several days.

 

 

 

"We still have a lot of moisture in the atmosphere despite not seeing a lot of rain from this slow-moving low pressure system," Gardner said. "The mist and drizzle is possible throughout the weekend, but our chances for measurable rain stay pretty low." rtp food truck rodeo What's on Tap: Weekend best bets

Highs Friday will climb into the upper 60s, about 5 to 10 degrees below normal for mid-October. High school football players and fans should stay dry Friday evening as temperatures fall into the low 60s throughout the evening. 

On Saturday, as the low pressure system – which was in the Atlantic near the Virginia-North Carolina border early Friday – works southeastward, warmer temperatures will begin filtering into the central part of the state. 

Highs will reach 70 degrees for the first time in nearly a week Saturday afternoon despite continued cloud cover. The story will be similar on Sunday, as highs top out in the low 70s.

"As we've seen the last couple of days, the weekend isn't going to be a washout," Gardner said. "There could be drizzle in spots, but I do think most of us will stay dry for much of the day Saturday and Sunday. Not great weather for outdoor plans, but we won't see a lot of measurable rain."

By Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, sunshine will slowly begin to return to the area as highs climb into the mid-70s. Overnight lows will stay in the mid-50s for the next several days.

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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Oct 11, 6:23 p.m.

    Love Love Love this weather!!!

    Yipee!!!

    Bring it on!!!

  • Obamacare is here Oct 11, 11:43 a.m.

    These clouds really suck.