18 NC counties are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Johnston, Wayne, and Harnett counties. Details
Published: 2016-11-29 07:33:00
Updated: 2016-11-29 15:09:07
Posted November 29, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Don't expect the band of light sprinkles that fell over the Triangle Tuesday afternoon to amount to much, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.
The greater chance for steady rain and even some thundershowers comes Wednesday, when storms brewing to the west make their march across the state.
"By the evening commute, today's rain will likely be over," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
The rain chances top out at about 40 percent Tuesday afternoon, then rise again through the day Wednesday, with the greatest chance for rain coming Wednesday evening.
Wednesday will be temperate but damp, with a forecast high of 75 degrees.
"We're still probably talking about a quarter to a half an inch at the most in our viewing area," Gardner said.
The rain will move out on Thursday morning, leaving behind a few clouds through the morning and much cooler weather.
Skies around Raleigh will clear up that night, though, to give a dazzling view of the WRAL tower lighting at 6:15 p.m. when temperatures will be around 55 degrees.