81 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2015-05-26 06:09:18
Updated: 2015-05-26 06:09:18
Posted May 26, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — After a pleasant holiday weekend that included low humidity, central and eastern North Carolina will see more summer-like conditions during the final week of May, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
Highs will be in the mid-and upper-80s throughout the week, and increased humidity will create the chance for pop-up afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
"We're settling into a more summer-like pattern for the rest of the week," Gardner said. "Expect variably cloudy skies on Tuesday with a chance for isolated showers and storms."
Most of the area will stay dry on Tuesday, but areas south and east of the Triangle have a better chance to see an isolated shower or storm.
Rain chances will be a bit higher on Wednesday and Thursday as highs linger in the mid-80s.
"Don't write off your outdoor plans for the afternoon and evening this week, just be aware that we could see some rain here and there," Gardner said.
Highs will begin climbing into the upper 80s by the end of the week and close in on 90 degrees by Sunday.