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Published: 2019-10-14 05:37:00
Updated: 2019-10-14 11:11:26
Posted October 14, 2019 5:37 a.m. EDT
Updated October 14, 2019 11:11 a.m. EDT
By Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist
Raleigh, N.C. — Monday will stay warm, but the coolest temperatures of the season so far will arrive later this week, according to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.
Monday and Tuesday will be dry with highs in the mid 70s before rain moves into the area late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Temperatures will stay warm on Wednesday, and scattered storms and rain will be likely.
According to Gardner, a cold front will follow the rain, and highs will drop into the 60s for Thursday and Friday. Early morning temperatures will drop into the 40s for Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings, getting as low as 44 degrees in Raleigh. The normal high for mid-October is in the low 70s.
The cool blast of air is coming just in time for the opening of the North Carolina State Fair. On Thursday, the first day of the fair, the high in Raleigh will be in the mid 60s.
"It will really feel like fall," Gardner said.
The weekend will be equally pleasant, with plenty of sunshine and highs in the low 70s for Saturday and Sunday.