Sunny but cooler weather ahead

Posted November 15, 2008 6:44 a.m. EST
Updated November 16, 2008 8:47 a.m. EST

— Light to moderate rain continued to fall Saturday night as a cold front moved through central and eastern North Carolina.

Conditions overnight were expected to be partly cloudy with the chance of some rain, WRAL Meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Sunday's high temperatures will be in the low 50s.

"You can call next week a preview of winter," Maze said, noting that by Wednesday the daytime highs will top out in the mid-40s. "We could see a low temperature of 25 degrees Wednesday morning."

The cold front will be a precursor to a pattern change in the atmosphere. Cold surge after cold surge is expected to hit the area next week.

WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said she expects temperatures to be well below normal Tuesday through Friday of next week.