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Clouds, showers to stick around Sunday

Posted August 1, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014

— Areas across central North Carolina may see a break from the heavy rain Saturday night, but the chance for scattered showers returns Sunday. 

"Things have really quieted down," said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth. "We could see a few spotty showers overnight, but nothing severe."

Saturday's high in Raleigh was 70 degrees, breaking a long standing record for the coolest high temperature. 

"The previous record for the coolest high temperature was set in 1916 when the high reached 71 degrees in Raleigh," Wilmoth said. 

Mostly cloudy skies will stick around Sunday but, temperatures should climb back into the low 80s.

"The best chance of rain Sunday will be along the I-95 corridor and in Sampson and Cumberland counties," Wilmoth said. 

There is little likelihood this weekend for severe weather, just a steady, damp dreariness.

The chance for precipitation – 70 percent through Sunday – moderates just a bit when the work week begins, but showers stay in the forecast through at least Thursday.

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