Friday's pleasant before tropical system moves over NC this weekend
Posted October 18, 2019 5:32 a.m. EDT
Updated October 18, 2019 11:17 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — Friday will have clear skies and chilly temperatures before a system in the tropics will bring rain and gusts to the Triangle on Saturday.
Potential Tropical Cyclone #16 is in the Gulf of Mexico moving northeast at 14 mph. It’s expected to become a sub-tropical or tropical storm by Friday afternoon, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
Temperatures will reach 66 degrees on Friday before dipping into the low 40s overnight.
The tropical system is expected to move over North Carolina on Saturday and into Sunday.
“Most of Saturday’s going to feel fine,” Gardner said. Skies will be partly cloudy, and temperatures will reach 69 degrees.
Rain is expected to move into the Sandhills early Saturday evening and into the Triangle by 8 or 9 p.m.
Heavier rain will pick up overnight and into Sunday morning, and wind gusts could reach 35 mph.
Showers will begin tapering off by late Sunday morning, and skies will clear by the afternoon.
The Triangle could get an inch of rain.