Forecast: Breezy, cool weekend with highs dropping to 60s

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- It will be a noticeably cooler day today due to a north-northeasterly flow that has set up following the passage of the front. Afternoon high temperatures will be approximately 15 degrees Fahrenheit below normal as the first real taste of fall arrives! Overnight temperatures will drop below 50 for many tonight and early next week.

High pressure will begin to build over the Northeast today and stretch farther south into the Triangle as it strengthens this weekend. This dominant high pressure over the East Coast will keep sunny and rain-free conditions in place through the weekend and early next week.

The refreshing, fall-like weather will accompany this high as it persists, with unseasonably cool conditions and temperatures below 50 continuing as well.

By the middle of the week, the high pressure located over the Northeast and mid-Atlantic will start to shift into the Southeast, keeping clear skies overhead. By Wednesday, high pressure is expected to shift over the Carolina coast, which will usher in a south-southwesterly flow and return warmer air into the region.
Afternoon high temperatures will rebound back into the middle and upper 70s throughout the Triangle. High pressure will still linger over the Carolinas for most of late week, therefore it should remain rather pleasant to cap off the week ahead!

Have a great weekend!
Steve Stewart

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