Cooler air, showers to arrive with approaching front

Posted September 6, 2014 9:53 a.m. EDT
Updated September 6, 2014 11:24 p.m. EDT

Highs climbed to near 90 degrees across central North Carolina Saturday, but cooler air is on the way as a cold front moves toward the state. 

"This front will arrive in North Carolina late Saturday night, and it could produce some scattered precipitation," WRAL meteorologist  Aimee Wilmoth said.

Clouds will continue to increase on Sunday as the front settles across the southern portion of the state, and rain chances in the afternoon will climb to 50 percent.

"The best chance for rain will be in the southern and eastern parts of the viewing area," Wilmoth said.

Highs Sunday will dip into the low 80s.

The cooler, wetter pattern will stay put on Monday as highs only climb into the mid-70s.

"We'll start to brighten up a bit on Tuesday, and highs will return to low 80s for the middle of the week," Moss said.