Enjoy the record warmth today — we can expect a 55° drop this weekend


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – We’ll see record-setting warmth on Thursday, but it won’t last long — we can expect a 55° drop by Sunday morning.

We ended up tying yesterday’s record high temperature of 77° in the Triangle, and we’re going to be even warmer today. Sunshine broke through the early-morning cloud cover, and strong southwesterly winds will help boost temperatures to the upper 70s and even low 80s.

By noon the daily record of 77° in Fayetteville had already fallen, and today’s record high in the Triangle (76°) is also likely to fall. Both records were set in 2017. Today, the Triangle could reach 80° and Fayetteville 82°.

Despite clear skies for most of the night, temperatures will remain exceptionally warm with lows in the Triangle only reaching 60° and 62° in Fayetteville.

Enjoy the weather today and on Friday, where we’ll see a high temperature around 71°, because it all ends Friday night.

Friday night’s low temperature in the Triangle should hover right around freezing and temperatures on Saturday and Sunday will be 48° and 50°, respectively.

When you wake up on Sunday morning you might be getting up to a temperature of only 25° — that’s 55° lower than our high temperature on Thursday.

You can break out the shorts today and tomorrow, but you’ll need to pack them back up for the weekend.

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