Sunny Sunday precedes possibility of storms

Posted October 13, 2012 8:53 a.m. EDT
Updated October 13, 2012 11:38 p.m. EDT

— Early risers Sunday will need a jacket after temperatures that dipped into the 40s overnight.

But there is another perfect fair day on tap for the crowds expected to head out to the North Carolina State Fair on Sunday. Highs will get almost to 80 degrees under mostly sunny skies. 

It will remain warm Monday, but there is a chance for some showers or storms, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

"We'll see a bit more cloud cover Sunday as our next front gets closer, but we're not expecting any rain on the final day of the weekend," he said.

The front that is expected Monday produced severe weather in the central part of the United States and could bring some heavy showers and storms to eastern North Carolina.

"This cold front has had the history of producing severe weather so we will be on the lookout for some strong or perhaps even severe storms that could have strong, gusty winds," Maze said.

Highs will climb to near 80 Monday afternoon before falling again during the middle of next week.