Friday is cool and wet, with temperatures decreasing quickly through the afternoon. According to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, there is a chance for light rain and drizzle all day.
Temperatures started out in the upper 60s Friday morning but are expected to fall into the 40s later tonight as a cold front passes through.
Gusty winds between 10 to 30 mph are also possible Friday afternoon. People heading out to vote early should bring an umbrella and jacket in case they have to wait in lines.
By 4 p.m., the storms should be moving to the east coast and the Triangle should not be feeling as heavy of storms. We could see a little bit of sunlight later in the afternoon, Gardner said. Once the rain clears, temperatures will drop quickly overnight. Some northern counties could see lows in the 30s.
Friday we could see as much as an inch of rain, Gardner said.
Western North Carolina, areas north and west of Charlotte, have frost and freeze warnings in place as the cold front moves in overnight. The Triangle could see temps drop to the lower 40s.
As messy as Friday is, Saturday and Sunday will look completely different. The weekend will be sunny and clear with brisk fall temperatures in the 60s.
If you’re someone who doesn’t like the rainy weather, you won’t have to look too far into the forecast for sunshine. Monday and Tuesday of next week are expected to be mostly clear, with temps in the mid to high 70s.