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Published: 2017-08-07 05:15:00
Updated: 2017-08-08 15:09:38
Posted August 7
Updated August 8
Raleigh, N.C. — The calendar says August, but the forecast for Tuesday will have things feeling like fall.
Light and patchy rain moved through the Triangle on Monday, with most of the heavier rain staying in the southern and eastern counties.
WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said that the chance for showers and storms will remain in the forecast overnight and through a good part of the day Tuesday.
"We’ll probably hear the rumble of thunder while we’re sleeping tonight and you’ll need the rain gear with you for the morning commute,” he said.
The rain is the result of a cold front moving into the area overnight and the combination of the front with another chance for rain could cause temperatures to struggle to climb out of the 70s on Tuesday.
"With that overcast and maybe some spotty, light rain showers, it could end up being in the 70s in the afternoon," Maze said.
The forecast high temperature for Tuesday is 77 degrees in Raleigh and, while temperatures will climb back into the 80s later in the week, temperatures in the 90s should stay away for a while, according to Maze.
"We're in August. It could be a whole lot hotter than this and it doesn't appear to be that way," Maze said.
Maze said it's possible that temperatures in the 90s may stay away until the middle of the month.
WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said rainfall totals in the Triangle over the next few days could add up to as much as 3 inches, but flooding is not expected to be an issue.