Thousands and thousands of folks have visited west Raleigh for the North Carolina State Fair this year. If you haven't been one of the thousands, there's still time to ride the rides and check out some of those deep fried goodies like fried Coca-Cola. While I tried to stay away from the deep fried foods this year, I have to recommend one of my favorite fair treats and that's the ice cream from North Carolina State's food science club. Even though it will be somewhat cool especially during the evenings, it won't be too cold to try out this treat!
So whether you like the ice cream, the turkey legs, the rides, or the exhibits at the fair, most of this weekend will feature great weather for the fair. Friday night will bring jacket weather with temperatures dropping into the 50s in the evening. Overnight lows will drop to mid 40s for early Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon will bring perfect weather for the fair -- sunny with highs in the upper 60s. Unfortunately, Sunday may not bring great fair weather as showers return to the forecast.
If you're visiting the fair this weekend, be sure to stop by the Time Warner Cable and News 14 Carolina booth just outside Dorton Arena. Chief Meteorologist Gary Stephenson will be there from noon until 3pm on Saturday, and you'll have the chance to meet our new weekend morning anchor Cassie Safrit from 5 until 8pm Sunday.