Weekend brings 'roller coaster ride' of temperatures, slight chance of rain

Friday temperatures won't break a record high, but they'll get close.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Friday temperatures won't break a record high, but they'll get close.

Temperatures will soar to 80 degrees, which is 4 degrees off the highest recorded temps for the day. But a line of thunderstorms sweeping east across the U.S. will push its way into North Carolina over the weekend, bringing cooler air but not much adverse weather.

"That moves on into the mountains and weakens a good bit," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "It will help to bring us a chance of showers tomorrow, but a lot of that rain is going to stay to the north and west."

Warm temperatures will mark the end of the work week. As the cold front rolls through, through, temps on Saturday will drop significantly.

"That's probably the main thing you'll notice from this front, not so much the rain, but the clouds and the much cooler temperatures we'll see tomorrow," Gardner said. "We have this roller coaster ride with our temperatures."

7-Day Forecast

The normal high temperature for this time of year is 68 degrees. While Saturday's high of 66 is near normal, Sunday will rise to 74 and Monday could top 80 degrees.

The skies should remain dry on Friday for high school football games across the region, but anyone going to the Fayetteville Veterans Day Parade might catch a sprinkle.


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