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Much needed rain on its way to the Triangle

Posted November 27, 2016
Updated November 28, 2016

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— Monday will be cool and gray but much needed rain will make an appearance in the region on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Clouds that are expected to move in overnight may help keep temperatures warmer, but things will be chilly as kids head back to school following the long Thanksgiving weekend, with a forecast of 37 degrees at 7 a.m.

"The kids are going to want the coats for sure," said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth. .

Despite cooler nights, Monday's high temperature will be about 60 degrees and abundant sunshine will keep the days from turning too chilly.

Temperatures will drastically increase by Tuesday, when highs approach 70 degrees as some needed rain arrives.

"We've been talking about the need for rain in the area," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss. "In the wake of Matthew, we've had very little rain -- in the last 30 days we've only had 0.5 of an inch." That only represents about 15 percent of what would be normal over the past month.

Rain will be scattered on Tuesday, with just a few showers but will return Wednesday morning, take a break and pick up during the afternoon through the early hours of Thursday morning.

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