Cooler week on the way

Posted September 7, 2014

7-Day Forecast

— The cool down began Sunday across central North Carolina, bringing showers to areas of the Sandhills.

Moisture associated with a cold front that stalled across North Carolina left cloudy skies across the areas and brought rain to the southeastern portion of the state Sunday afternoon.

That rain was expected to circle back over the Triangle Sunday night and Monday.

"We're not going to be dealing with a washout on Sunday, but rain showers and an occasional thunderstorms are possible, especially south and east of Raleigh," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. "Areas to the north and west could see more cloud cover than anything else."

The dreary conditions will help keep temperatures below normal, as highs Sunday will hover near 80 degrees. The cool temperatures will stay cool on Monday, climbing only into the mid-70s.

Rain will be more widespread in the Triangle on Monday as an area of low pressure moves northward along the stalled front. Showers and storms could fire at any point during the day.

Drier air will move back in Tuesday, and daytime highs will be in the mid-80s throughout the middle of the week.

"We'll be sunnier by Tuesday and Wednesday, and our high for the week could come on Thursday as we climb to near 90 degrees," Moss said. "But we are looking at cooler air arriving for next weekend."


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