Sunshine, warm temps staying put for weekend

Posted September 19, 2014 6:14 a.m. EDT
Updated September 19, 2014 6:43 a.m. EDT

7-Day Forecast

— An area of high pressure will remain in control of central North Carolina's weather for the next several days, helping produce warm temperatures and abundant sunshine throughout the weekend, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Highs on the final day of the work week will climb to near 80 degrees under variably cloudy skies.

"It's going to feel pretty nice out there today, pretty typical for this time of year," Gardner said. "We could see some clouds in parts of the state, but as the day wears on, clouds should thin out from the Triangle area northward."

Showers are possible in the western part of the state Friday afternoon, but central and eastern parts of the state should be dry.

On Saturday, highs will climb into the low 80s under partly cloudy skies.

"We're going to warm up into the mid-80s on Sunday, which might feel a bit hot compared to the last few days," Gardner said. "We'll start to cool down a bit at the beginning of the next week."

By the time officially begins on Tuesday, highs will dip back into the upper 70s.

Cool morning lows will arrive later in the week, dipping into the low 50s by Thursday and Friday.