It has been a great start to the weekend! Yesterday’s official high temperature was 77°, which was 3° below the normal high. We’ll be a few degrees warmer today with highs in the low-to-mid 80s across the region. A few clouds will also move through this afternoon, but we should stay dry most of the day.

After 4pm, isolated showers will approach from the west. Rain will generally be light, and most locations which receive rain will only measure 0.01-0.20″ total. The front clears the area tonight, and the clouds will depart tomorrow as we begin the work week.

Afternoon high temperatures will continue to fall this week as cooler air reaches the region. Wednesday and Thursday’s highs will be in the low-70s. By the end of next week, our first impacts from Ian may be reaching Central North Carolina. Depending on the exact forecast track, scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected as early as Thursday night. We will keep you updated with any additional changes to the forecast.

FORECAST                               

TODAY will be partly cloudy with scattered showers developing after 4pm. The high will be 82. Winds will be southwest 5 to 10 mph. 

TONIGHT will be mostly cloudy early, turning mostly clear overnight. The low will be 60. Winds will be variable around 5 mph. Isolated showers are also possible before 11pm.

MONDAY will be mostly sunny. The high will be 81. Winds will be west 5 to 10 mph. 

MONDAY NIGHT will be mostly clear. The low will be 55. Winds will be light and variable.

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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.