Rainy Friday evening, cooler for the weekend


Rain showers have moved into Central North Carolina and will be with us into the evening. Rainfall amounts should generally be 1/3 of an inch or less. Rain will exit a little after midnight.

Skies will clear out overnight and it will turn colder. Saturday will be quite brisk with highs in the middle 40s; but with a sharp westerly wind, it will feel like the 30s most of the day. Some clouds will move through midday with a trough of low pressure passing by the area. Sunday looks sunnier but still chilly with highs in the upper 40s. Martin Luther King Day on Monday should be partly cloudy with highs remaining in the upper 40s.

Highs will reach back into the lower to middle 50s next week; but another weather system could give us a chance of showers, mainly late Thursday into next Friday.

Behind that system, the following weekend looks dry with highs dropping back into the 40s.


Tonight will have some evening showers then skies will be clearing. The overnight low will be 33. Winds will be southwest around 5 mph.

Tomorrow will be partly to mostly cloudy with brisk winds. The high will be 47. Winds will be west 10 to 15 mph with gusts over 20 mph.

Tomorrow Night will be clear and cold. The overnight low will be 29. Winds will be west-southwest  around 5 mph.

Sunday will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy. The high will be 49. Winds will be west-southwest 5 to 12 mph.   

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This forecast was prepared by the CBS 17 Storm 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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