Published: 2011-09-16 05:39:00
Updated: 2011-09-16 18:13:44
Posted September 16, 2011
Summer temperatures came to an abrupt end Thursday night when a cold front moved through the Triangle.
The high temperature on Friday was 60 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. On Saturday, highs will reach into the lower to mid 60s. Lows should drop into the mid 50s Friday and Saturday.
"A big difference in one day across the region," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. "We had a cold front move in from the north yesterday."
There is a small chance of rain late Friday evening into Saturday morning. High pressure is building in upon the state today and will orient itself in such a way as to keep cloudy conditions present throughout the weekend.
"We are not going to see a whole lot of sunshine maybe until Sunday afternoon and especially into the day on Monday," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.
Those headed to high school football games tonight should consider bringing rain gear and even a light jacket.
"We may see a stray sprinkle or two in spots," Moss said.
Light rain is possible Saturday as well, with highs reaching into the mid 60s. Moss said the chance of rain should diminish during the daytime hours headed into Saturday evening.
Temperatures will begin to warm back Sunday and Monday, as highs will get back into the mid 70s. By the middle of next week highs will return to normal, climbing into the 80s.