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Sunny skies, cool temperatures will last through weekend

Posted October 4, 2014 8:22 a.m. EDT
Updated October 4, 2014 3:11 p.m. EDT

— A strong cold front pushed through central North Carolina bringing sunshine and much cooler air into the area Saturday, WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said.

Winds will be gusty Saturday morning, Johnson said, and Saturday's highs will struggle to reach the 70s despite abundant sunshine.

The weather will be perfect for outdoor events like the Raleigh Wide Open Bluegrass Street Festival in downtown Raleigh and the Fox 50 Family Fest in Durham.

On Sunday morning, clear skies will allow low temperatures to dip into the 40s across the bulk of the Triangle. Areas close to the Virginia border could fall into the upper 30s.

"It will be a cool night, but we will not need to worry about frost," Johnson said. "This weekend will give us a true taste of fall."

On Sunday, highs will be in the mid-60s despite sunny skies.

Sunday's cool temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees below normal for early October.

Sunshine stays put early in the week, and daytime highs will climb back into the mid-70s. After the cool Sunday morning, overnight lows will stay in the low 50s through the middle of next week.