Much cooler weather moves in, bringing clouds and drizzle

There's a chance that temperatures won't make it into the 70s in Raleigh on Tuesday, and the mild pattern will stick around for the work week.

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Aimee Wilmoth
, WRAL meteorologist
RALEIGH, N.C. — We'll get a taste of fall this week as a cold front moves through central North Carolina.

At noon on Tuesday, temperatures in the Triangle were recorded between 62 and 63 degrees, making it 15 degrees cooler in Raleigh than it was on Monday.

According to WRAL Aimee Wilmoth, a high of only 69 degrees is expected in Raleigh on Tuesday, and the mild pattern will stick around for the work week.

Spotty, isolated showers will be possible throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening, particularly north of Raleigh. The Triangle will remain mostly dry.

According to Wilmoth, light, patchy rain could continue overnight through early Wednesday morning, but the sun is expected to make an appearance by Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures will remain mild overnight, in the upper 50s.

Wednesday and Thursday will be warmer but mild, with highs in the low 70s. Rain is not likely for the rest of the week.

Temperatures will climb for Friday and the weekend, when highs reenter the mid to upper 70s. By Saturday, it will feel like summer again, with plenty of sunshine and a high around 78 degrees.

Looking ahead to next week, temperatures are expected to be above normal again. There is a chance for rain, though, which Wilmoth said is much-needed.

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