Not as windy today, Sunny weekend ahead!

Bill Reh, CBS North Carolina Storm Team Meteorologist - RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) -Winds were strong and gusty during the day on Friday.  Gusts reached upwards of 40 mph on Friday and there were several power outages and tree limbs down.  The High Wind Warning and Wind Advisory for central North Carolina expired at 10 p.m. on Friday.

The high in the Triangle on Friday was 55, after a morning low of 46.  Fayetteville had a high of 60, after a morning low of 50.  The normal high this time of year is 59, with a normal low of 37.

This weekend is going to be sunny and cool. No rain is in the forecast and temperatures will be in the 50s. Sustained winds today will be between 10 and 18 mph with gusts from 25 to 30 mph.

By Sunday, winds will average around 10 mph.  Both mornings will see lows around freezing.

Monday will start out around freezing and stay bright and dry.

Our next weather maker will move through the area Tuesday.  Showers will develop on Tuesday and be the most likely Tuesday night.  A cold front will clear the area early Wednesday morning, so Wednesday is expected to be dry as high pressure builds in for the rest of the week.

Today will be sunny and quite breezy.  The high will be 56.  Winds will be north 10 to 18 mph, with gusts to 30 mph.

Saturday Night will be clear and cold.  The overnight will be 32. Winds will be north 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday will be sunny.  The high will be 57; winds will be north 8 to 12 mph.

Monday will be mostly sunny.  The high will be 55; after a morning low of 32.

Tuesday will be mainly cloudy with showers developing and becoming most likely at night.  The high will be 56; after a morning low of 38.  The rain risk will be 50 percent.

Wednesday will have decreasing clouds.  The high will be 59; after a morning low of 42.

Thursday will be sunny and chillier.  The high will be 52; after a morning low of 35.

Next Friday will be mostly sunny.  The high will be 52; after a morning low of 31.

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This forecast was prepared by the CBS North Carolina weather team and is based on the latest information available and years of weather forecasting in North Carolina. It was not produced by a computer like many forecasts you find on the web, social media and smart phone apps.

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