Look outside the office window this Friday and it almost looks more like a winter day than a summer one! Here's the view from the DOT camera in downtown Durham from around midday: While it certainly doesn't feel like a summer day, it is cooler than what is normal for this time of year. As I write this blog post, temperatures are holding steady in the mid to upper 70s and will more than likely struggle to warm to the low 80s through the afternoon. Neighborhoods that see a few peeks of sunshine may see the mid 80s.
Along with the clouds, occasional showers will be possible through the day. A disturbance will approach the Sandhills late this afternoon and evening and that could lead to more intense showers and storms in that part of the state. Some heavy downpours will be possible in the strongest storms.
The forecast isn't much brighter for Saturday. Clouds and a few showers will hang out for at least the first half of the day. That will keep temperatures in the 70s for much of the day. We should see some clearing late in the day from the north to the south. The exact timing of that clearing will determine our afternoon highs. It appears temperatures may only warm to the upper 70s. However, if the sun comes out a little sooner, afternoon readings may reach the low 80s.
Sunday will be the best weekend day weatherwise. We are looking for mostly sunny conditions and pleasant temperatures in the mid 80s.
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