Temperatures to chill for Mothers' Day

Posted May 8, 2010 2:49 p.m. EDT

— North Carolina will endure one more day of unseasonably warm weather Saturday, but a cold front will cool the state down in time for Mothers' Day.

By mid-afternoon Saturday, temperatures had reached 88 degrees in Raleigh.

There is a small chance that the cold could produce some showers and storms as it encounters the hot air. Areas around and east of Interstate 95 have the best shot at some rain. The chance of precipitation will fade away in the evening.

"We have a slight chance of a shower or a storm, but there's a good chance most people will miss those," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

Overnight, temperatures will plunge into the mid-40s.

"Tonight, we'll see the cooler air really start to shift into the region even more so, and it'll stick around," Moss said. "That'll give us a cool and very dry Mothers' Day."

Sunday will have plenty of sunshine, but a northwest breeze will help keep highs down in the upper 60s to lower 70s.