Published: 2014-11-28 06:44:17
Updated: 2014-11-28 06:44:17
Posted November 28, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Shoppers will be greeted by cool temperatures and sunshine on Black Friday, but warmer air will filter into the central part of the state over the weekend, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
A high-pressure system allowed cool, dry air to move into the Triangle overnight, and sunshine will stay put throughout the next several days.
On Friday, the sun won't do much to warm temperatures – daytime highs will top out in the mid-40s, about 10 to 15 degrees below normal for late November.
On Saturday and Sunday, however, daytime highs will climb into the 50s and even low 60s under mostly sunny skies.
"A nice little warm-up is coming after a cold Black Friday, and it's about time," Gardner said. "We've had cold temperatures for the bulk of the month, so it will be nice to close it out with some pleasant temperatures."
On Monday, daytime highs will be in the upper 60s on Monday.
The warmer air will also keep overnight temperatures above normal. Beginning Sunday and running through much of the next week, overnight lows will be at or above normal.