Chilly, dry end to the weekend; showers early this week
Posted November 25, 2016
Updated November 26, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — After a cool, sunny Saturday in the Triangle, the rest of the weekend will remain mostly dry with temperatures dipping down overnight.
"Some colder air will be moving in Saturday night with lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s, so much colder tonight," said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth. "As you wake up Sunday morning, you'll probably want the heater on with temperatures like this."
Sunday afternoon temperatures could reach up to 57, and skies will remain clear preventing any rain.
"We will have some more clouds around Monday, with a low of 35 and a high of 60," Wilmoth said.
Expect light showers Tuesday, with temperatures spiking to almost 70.
"Hopefully we're going to get much more useful rainfall and substantial rainfall amounts coming up as we get into Tuesday, Wednesday and Wednesday night," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.
Rainfall totals around Raleigh through Wednesday night could be anywhere from half an inch to a little more than one inch, Moss said. But the mountains, where wildfires are burning the parched land, could see some much-needed rain to help douse the flames.
"Hopefully the mountains, which really need rain, could see anywhere from one (inch) to as much as five or six inches of rain," Moss said.
A high pressure system to the west of the state will usher in breezes from the north and northwest. Those winds will keep temperatures in the mid-50s, cooler than the mid-70s that warmed the state on Friday.