Cold front brings rain across central N.C.

Posted April 8, 2010 7:28 p.m. EDT
Updated April 8, 2010 10:42 p.m. EDT

— A cold front moving across the state will bring showers and thunderstorms through central North Carolina overnight. Some of the storms could be strong or severe, with damaging winds.

"It looks like we will get a substantial amount of rain tonight," WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

Wind caused some downed trees in Person and Orange counties.

The threat of severe weather should diminish in the early morning hours, Fishel said.

Any lingering rain should be out of the area by early Friday, leaving partly to mostly cloudy skies and breezy weather. Highs are expected in the mid-60s.

The cold front will help bring cooler temperatures by Friday night – where lows are expected in the upper 30s.

The weekend looks to be sunny and pleasant with highs on Saturday in the upper 60s and lows dipping into the lower 40s.

Sunday is expected to see highs in the mid-70s and lows in the upper 40s.