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Beautiful weather lures crowds to Jordan Lake

Posted May 25

— Jordan Lake parking lots filled to capacity Sunday, drawing crowds to boat, swim and fish in the warming waters.

The picture perfect will stick around for most of the state Sunday and into Monday, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. The chance for showers by Memorial Day afternoon is only slight.

"I'd estimate that at about a 20 to 25 percent chance for central North Carolina," Moss said.

Sunday will be warmer, with highs in the low- to mid-80s in the Triangle and along the coast. Temperatures will be slightly cooler and the chance for showers and even a stray thunderstorm greater in the mountains. 

"We'll see a mix of sun and fair-weather clouds today, and it will be a little bit more humid," Moss said. "But Sunday should stay dry across the Triangle. There is a very little chance for showers later in the afternoon along the coast."

Outdoor plans should stand for Memorial Day as well. 

Daytime highs will continue to climb under partly cloudy skies, reaching the mid-80s.

"We could see an isolated to widely scattered shower or storm Monday afternoon," Moss said. "The better chance for rain is over the western half of the state."

After the holiday, the pattern of sunny, warm days with scattered afternoon thunderstorms will continue.

"By Tuesday and Wednesday, I'd put our chance at 40 percent for afternoon showers or storms," Moss said.

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