Cooler air filters in behind front; sunshine staying put through weekend

Posted December 3, 2015 6:25 a.m. EST

— Cooler, drier air moved into central and eastern North Carolina early Thursday, and it will stay put throughout the first weekend of December.

"We've seen big changes overnight, and we'll continue to notice the colder air filtering in behind the cold front that passed through late Wednesday," WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said. "Today we will see a mix of sun and clouds, and it will be breezy and noticeably cooler."

Highs Thursday will climb to about 50 degrees, a few degrees below normal for early December and about 20 degrees cooler than Wednesday.

The weather pattern will hold steady on Friday and throughout the weekend, when highs will be in the 50s and overnight lows will be in the 30s.

"We're not going to have to worry about any rain until next week," Wilmoth said. "We'll have very nice weather if you have outdoor plans anywhere in the area."