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Monday dries out before 2nd round of rain begins

Posted December 5, 2016

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— After a drizzly, cool Monday morning, the Triangle will get a short break from the rain before more showers make their way to the region again on Monday night.

According to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, the few showers seen early Monday morning, mainly east and southeast of the Triangle, are expected to clear midday into the afternoon as high pressure briefly moves in.

Temperatures will be in the mid 50s Monday with mostly cloudy skies and some sun peeking through. "Most of the rain will be over before the morning commute, but it's messy out there with some lingering drizzle and damp conditions," said Gardner.

The break from rain will be brief as another disturbance moves in Monday night, bringing more precipitation to the area. This second wave of rain on Monday will start late, around 11 p.m., and it will continue into Tuesday. More than an inch of rain is expected to fall by the time the system moves out.

Tuesday will be cooler than Monday, with highs in the mid 40s. According to Gardner, some of the rain could be heavy, especially in the morning.

"Plan for it to be messy on Tuesday," said Gardner.

Midweek temperatures will be near 60 degrees, but a blast of cold air will move in Friday to make for a chilly weekend with low temperatures in the 20s.

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