NC reports lowest positive rate on virus tests in 2 months — North Carolina reported another 5,805 coronavirus infections on Friday, which is down 2,000 from last Friday. The state also reported its lowest positive rate on virus tests in two months, at 8.6 percent. Still, more than 3,300 remain hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide, and another 96 virus-related deaths were reported.
Published: 2021-07-27 05:24:00
Updated: 2021-09-24 11:49:31
By WRAL Severe Weather Center
Raleigh, N.C. — Lows dropped into the upper 40s and low 50s Friday, making it the coolest morning since May 31.
At 6 a.m., temperatures were in the upper 40s in Roxboro and Southern Pines while the rest of the area had temperatures in the low 50s.
According to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, pleasant weather will continue through the weekend and most of next week.
Friday will be the coolest day over the next seven days with highs in the mid 70s around the Triangle. It will simply be a beautiful day with a sunny sky.
The weather is also great for Football Friday, but you may need a light jacket as temperatures will be dropping into the 60s with a clear sky.
Sunshine continues for the weekend, but it will be slightly warmer with highs in the upper 70s.
After heavy showers earlier this week, Gardner said the next chance for rain won't arrive until next Thursday.
If you're a fan of fall weather, enjoy the temperatures while they're with us. By next week, central North Carolina will warm back up and temperatures will be back in the low to mid 80s next week.
Tracking the tropics: Rip current risk for NC coast
Hurricane Sam formed Friday morning and is forecast to continue moving west before turning to the northwest over the next five days. As of Friday morning, WRAL’s team of meteorologists are saying “they are watching this system closely as models suggest Sam should turn to the north and stay off of the east coast late next week.”
WRAL meteorologists will be watching this system and three other areas of potential tropical development over the next several days.