Storms move out of central NC, cooler temps move in

Posted October 10, 2014 8:30 p.m. EDT
Updated October 12, 2014 7:48 a.m. EDT

7-Day Forecast

— Scattered showers and thunderstorms moved out of the area Saturday evening as a slow-moving cold front pushed into central North Carolina.

"Our focus is shifting now from thunderstorms, to much cooler temperatures," WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.

Daytime highs pushed into the low to mid-80s Saturday, but highs on Sunday will be more than 20 degrees cooler.

As cooler air filtered into the area overnight Saturday, daytime highs Sunday will struggle to reach the mid-60s under mostly cloudy skies, Wilmoth said.

"Sunday will be a great day to spend time inside," she said. "Drizzle will be off and on for most of the day, but we'll jump back into a warmer pattern on Monday ahead of our next cold front."

The wet pattern will stay put during the first part of next week, but by Thursday, the first day of the North Carolina State Fair, sunshine and cool temperatures will return.