Mid August with temperatures in the 70s!? That’s what most of central North Carolina lived through Tuesday thanks to clouds, rain and a northerly flow. The average high this time of year is 89° and we expect to be below that the rest of this week.

Sunshine returns Wednesday as a high pressure system builds in and skies will be partly cloudy with highs reaching into the lower 80s. Thursday will remain partly cloudy with middle 80s around.

Some showers and a possible storm will be around late Friday as skies become mostly cloudy.  This will set us up for a weekend that will feature scattered showers and storms both Saturday and Sunday with more clouds than sun each day. Highs will remain in the 80s.

Next week will still have some scattered showers and storms around on Monday and Tuesday.  Skies will turn partly cloudy next Wednesday and Thursday with just a slight chance of a shower or storm.

FORECAST                              

OVERNIGHT will be mostly cloudy with an evening shower possible. The overnight low will be 64. Winds will be northeast 3 to 5 mph.          

WEDNESDAY will be partly cloudy. The high will be 83. Winds will be northeast 5 to 8 mph.

THURSDAY will be partly cloudy. The high will be 84. Winds will be east 3 to 5 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.