The second cold front of the week has moved through, but it’s the third cold front this weekend that brings our best chance of rain.

Temperatures were about ten degrees colder Wednesday and will stay chilly Thursday, but Thursday morning will be the coldest morning of the week with lows around 30°.

Thursday morning will be the coldest morning this week with temperatures expected to drop below freezing across central North Carolina. Highs will remain in the low 50s with a light wind during the day Thursday.

Friday will see temperatures warm up into the lower 60s with upper 60s expected Saturday.

Our next big weathermaker will be a strong cold front this weekend. As of now, it looks like our best chance of widespread rain will be Sunday afternoon and evening with scattered showers likley. There is also a chance of thunderstorms Sunday, but right now severe weather is not in the conversation.

Drier and cooler weather returns next week.


OVERNIGHT will be clear and cold with lighter winds. The low will be 30.

THURSDAY will be mainly sunny and chilly. The high will be 53.

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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.