Festivalgoers beware: ‘Unsettled’ weekend weather, with rain and thunderstorms possible

National Weather Service 6-10 day temperature outlook.
National Weather Service 6-10 day temperature outlook. National Weather Service

Festivalgoers in the Triangle this weekend should get relief from this week’s abnormally hot weather, but ‘unsettled’ weather could mean chances for showers and thunderstorms.

Daytime temperatures are expected to stay in the mid to low 80s on Saturday and Sunday, as a cold front drops south into North Carolina, National Weather Service forecasters in Raleigh said. But there is some uncertainty when the front will arrive in the Triangle, and the timing could mean the difference between scattered and possibly numerous storms beginning Saturday.

So, if you’re headed out to MoogFest, Artsplosure, Got To Be NC Fest, or any of the other festivals coming to the Triangle, you may want to bring some rain gear.

Before temperatures cool down this weekend, mostly sunny skies on Friday will send highs into the upper 80s, the NWS said. Thunderstorms are possible after 2 p.m.

On Saturday skies will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s and a 50 percent of showers. Clouds will move in on Saturday night, and stick around Sunday which will be mostly cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of showers.

All weekend, evenings will feature cloud cover and lows and in the mid 60s, NWS forecasts said.

The cooler weather hovering near 80 and chance for thunderstorms and showers will will stick around for most of the week, NWS forecasts said.