Published: 2014-10-17 06:37:45
Updated: 2014-10-17 06:37:45
Posted October 17, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Cool, dry air set up shop in central and eastern North Carolina early Friday, and it will stay put for the next several days, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
Abundant sunshine will warm daytime highs into the mid-70s on the final day of the work week, but some of the coolest air of the season will make its way to the Triangle this weekend.
"When you look at our seven-day forecast, it's just great fall weather," Gardner said. "We could see some sprinkles in the area next Tuesday, but beyond that, we are going to get to enjoy gorgeous conditions."
Afternoon highs will return to the mid-70s Saturday under sunny skies, but cooler air arrives early Sunday.
"We could see lows in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees early Monday morning, and our highs during the first half of the work week will be in the mid-60s," Gardner said.
Fairgoers will enjoy sunny, pleasant days and cool evenings through the bulk of the next week, Gardner said.