RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The week may have started with temperatures in the 80s on Monday, but it will end Saturday with a strong cold front that will bring the threat of severe weather to central North Carolina. Saturday will be a Storm Team Alert Day.
A cold front will move through early Saturday. Strong scattered storms will be possible with the cold front. All of central North Carolina has a chance of a severe storm. However, in areas east and south of Raleigh, there will be a better chance for a severe storm. Those areas will be under a “Slight Risk” for severe weather. The main threat will be damaging wind and even an isolated tornado. The timing for any severe weather will be from 4 am to no later than 10 am as that cold front moves east of central North Carolina.
Behind that strong cold front, it will turn colder. After a morning high in the upper 50s, temperatures will fall into the upper 30s by late in the afternoon. It will be windy with northwest winds 15 to 25 mph and gusty.
For Sunday, it will be cold despite sunny skies. Lows will start in the middle 20s and highs will be only in the lower 50s. This will be more like January than the first day of Daylight Saving time.