Steamy temps end over weekend as cold front brings cooler air, rain

Posted April 21, 2017 7:40 a.m. EDT
Updated April 21, 2017 7:44 a.m. EDT

— Temperatures will near 90 degrees on Friday, but the steamy weather will subside over the weekend as a cold front slips south, bringing cooler air and some rain.

The front will stay to the west of the Triangle through the daytime on Friday, and it will begin to creep closer in the evening. WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said the front could stall around the Virginia border, but some showers and storms could develop ahead of it on Saturday, bringing a marginal risk for severe weather.

Gardner said the front will finally pass through the Triangle later on Saturday.

"Once it does, we're going to get into some really chilly air on the north side of that front, and it's going to change everything for Sunday," Gardner said.

Temperatures behind the front will drop significantly from the high on Friday as rain moves in.

"Then on Sunday, our high temperature (is) 66 degrees," Gardner said. "We have a 70 percent chance of rain.

"It is not going to be much of a great day to spend time outside on Sunday. Same thing again Monday."