North Carolina's weather has been on a roller coaster ride since the end of 2017. That ride continues into the weekend as temperatures will come crashing back down for Saturday and certainly Sunday.

For Friday, we find ourselves on the warm side of a storm system moving across the eastern United States. That will bring off and on rain to central North Carolina through the day as temperatures warm to the low and mid 70s for the afternoon.

A front moving through the state will bring the highest chance for a few downpours to the region between 7 p.m. and midnight Friday night. A few rumbles of thunderstorm and gusty winds are possible with that line of showers.

All of the rain will come to an end by the early morning hours on Saturday. That's when colder air will begin to arrive in the state.

Saturday morning's temperatures will start in the mid to upper 40s and should only warm to near 50 by midday. Look for falling temperatures by mid and late afternoon. Lows will drop to the 20s by late Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Despite sunshine all day Sunday, highs will only top out in the upper 30s.