Cold front brings chill for 1st fair weekend

Posted October 16, 2015 6:40 a.m. EDT
Updated October 16, 2015 1:06 p.m. EDT

— After pleasant days in the 70s, the temperature won't get out of the 60s Friday ahead of a cold front that will bring a distinctly chillier weekend.

Temperatures will be cooler than than have been since spring, with highs in the 50s on Sunday and the chance for frost into Monday morning, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

As the front moved across the state, clouds thickened Friday and held temperatures to 67 in downtown Raleigh by noon.

Drier air will build in behind the front, and clouds will be gone by Friday evening, when lows will dip into the 40s.

"We'll start to feel the cold air on Saturday, but it really builds in for Sunday morning and early next week," Gardner said. "The good thing is this will be a quick cooldown."

Highs Saturday will be in the mid-60s, but the area may only see highs in the 50s on Sunday and Monday.

Overnight lows Sunday, Monday and Tuesday could be in the 30s, Gardner said.

By the middle of next week, daytime highs in the 70s and overnight lows in the 40s and low 50s will return.