Mid 70s + low humidity = superb Saturday

Posted June 2, 2012 7:54 a.m. EDT
Updated June 2, 2012 2:27 p.m. EDT

— For those who love the outdoors, Saturday's weather is cooperating beautifully, bringing low humidity and cooler-than-average temperatures in the mid 70s.

"It should be a really nice start to the weekend," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.

Sunday will be even warmer with temperatures in the low 80s, but will still feel comfortable with partly cloudy skies and low humidity.

"We’ll add a little bit more humidity Monday as we go from partly to mostly cloudy," Moss said. "We could get some showers late Monday."

Showers will also be possible Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as temperatures hover around the mid 70s.

It's a welcome change from Friday's sticky, stormy weather that rocked central North Carolina with heavy rain, hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph.

In Raleigh, which got 1.19 inches of rain, trees were down near the intersection of Creedmoor and Old Creedmoor roads. A tree also hit a power line and caught fire at 308 Hill St. early Saturday, temporarily knocking out power to about 1,000 customers.

In Orange County, a tree fell on a mobile home, denting the roof and bowing the ceiling. No one was injured, but the family of four who live there planned to spend the night in a hotel.

In southern Nash County, there were reports of trees and power lines downed by high winds. About 3,500 people were without power, according to the sheriff's office.