RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Much drier weather will return behind a cold front (moving through tonight) for much of the second half of the week. Cooler air moving in on northeast flow will usher in temperatures that hold in the 70s for tomorrow afternoon. Dew points will drop into the 50s as well, so our humidity levels will be much more comfortable. This air mass will hold over the region through Thursday. The only down side is that sunshine will be somewhat limited, especially tomorrow, as a potential low spins up along the front just off the coast overnight and then tracks away to the east during the day. Skies end clearer tomorrow than they begin.
Thursday will be sunnier overall with high pressure over the Northeast reaching down into the region.
As the high moves off the coast Friday, our flow becomes more easterly and the moisture that lingers off the coast gets pushed back toward us. This will increase the humidity again and bring back the chance of a thunderstorm or two in the afternoon, and it that we keep the clouds and thunderstorm chance in place to start the weekend.
A storm system will move into the western/central Great Lakes Saturday then move slowly eastward through the Ohio Valley into Sunday. This front remains well to our north and west while an upper ridge strengthens over the East Coast. With the surface high setting up over the Atlantic, we will end up with a moist southeast flow into the region. This will increase both the heat and the humidity, as well as keep the chance for isolated afternoon thunderstorm activity in place into early next week.
Have a great evening!
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