RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- FEEL THE CHANGE: The cold front is offshore! High pressure continues to settle over the central North Carolina this morning. It's a cooler start with temps in the low 60s. Expect mainly sunny skies, low humidity, and a mild set up Wednesday afternoon with highs in the upper 70s-roughly 10 degrees below average. Cooler air will filter in overnight under clear skies. Thursday morning temps will be in the upper 50s to around 60, with afternoon highs in the low 80s. Temps will be in the upper 50s and low 60s early Friday morning.
FRIDAY & THE WEEKEND: Moisture will return Friday as a Bermuda high slowly builds west and as the aforementioned front hugs the coast. Humidity will gradually increase, along with a daily chance of spotty showers and isolated storms. If you have outdoor plans, don't cancel. Just be prepared to move into safe, sturdy shelter if a thunderstorm develops. Expect a mix of sun and clouds, with afternoon highs in the upper 80s and overnight lows in the upper 60s.
NEXT WEEK: A cold front will gradually approach the region early next week. This will keep the chance for spotty showers and isolated storms in the forecast into early next week. Skies will be generally cloudy. Morning lows will be in the upper 60s. Afternoon highs will be in the mid and upper 80s, with the feel of the upper 80s and low 90s.
TROPICS-NEAR THE WINDWARD ISLANDS: Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located a few hundred miles east of the Windward Islands remain disorganized. Development of this system is unlikely as it moves west-northwestward at 5 to 10 mph into an area of stronger upper-level winds by Thursday. All other areas remain quiet in the Atlantic basin, this includes the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Have a great day!