Weekend Brings Cooler Weather

Posted March 16, 2007 12:33 p.m. EDT

Doppler - Central NC

— With sunny skies and temperatures reaching a high of 81 degrees this week, the early spring-like temperatures dropped dramatically Friday, bringing with it heavy rain.

Up to 3 inches was expected in some parts of the WRAL viewing area.

The temperature was expected to reach a high of 51 by the morning and drop through the day. Lows Friday night were forecast to be in the lower to mid-30s.

The rain was expected to taper off by Friday night but cooler temperatures should linger with the high on Saturday and Sunday in the upper 40s to lower 50s.