FORECAST: Clearing and cold tonight

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Coldest Start of the Week This Morning: Skies are clear across central NC, and temps have dropped into the 20s and low 30s this morning. Most places will likely wake up to a frosty morning, and fog will be possible during the morning commute Thursday. Skies will be sunny to start, with a gradual increase in clouds this afternoon. It will be pretty, but chilly with highs in the mid-40s to near 50. Lows will be in the 30s Thursday night.

Friday & Saturday: High pressure will move offshore Friday. Onshore flow may result in a few spotty showers, but most of the day will be dry Friday. The next cold front will approach Saturday evening/night. Ahead of this front, winds will pick up with some gusts of 30+ mph possible. This wind will also usher in a great warm conditions Saturday. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s. The record high at RDU is 74. Showers, and possibly an isolated storm, will roll across the area late Saturday into Saturday night, bringing gusty winds and downpours. Rainfall totals may not be all that high since this feature crosses the area quickly. Totals will be around 1" or less.

Sunday & Next Week: By Sunday morning, the front will be to our east, and colder air will once again be driven in with northerly flow. Temps will start in the 40s Sunday morning, and highs will be in the mid 50s. The high will slowly push eastward early next week as a strong ridge develops. This will lead to a stretch of sunny days and clear nights with day-to-day warming. Highs will be near 60 Monday, low to mid 60s Tuesday, and mid 60s Wednesday.

Have a great day!

Kweilyn Murphy

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