Dry For A While

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Much drier air has punched into the Triangle and it definitely feels more like fall today with temperatures in the 70s and low humidity. There are still a few downpours evident over far eastern North Carolina that move off of the coast as we head through the evening hours.

Tonight's low of 52 would be the coolest temperature since May 31st. Should we reach the 40s either of the next 2 nights, that would be the first time since May 16th.

These comfortable conditions are set to stick around through tomorrow as high pressure sets up over the southern Appalachians, continuing to funnel cool, crisp air into the Triangle with a north breeze.

By this weekend, temperature should rebound back to near normal levels; however, the dry, fall-like air will persist through the majority of the forecast period. Overall, comfortably-cool fall weather is here to stay with dry conditions for the near future!

The next threat for showers won't come until the middle of next week once an upper-level trough swings through the Northeast, potentially mixing down into the mid-Atlantic/Carolinas as well... the American model keeps this system just far enough north/east such that any showers produced don't make it into the state; however, the European model shifts this trough deep enough into the Carolinas, keeping the potential for shower/thunderstorm activity around for next Wednesday into Thursday.

Have a great evening!

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