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Overnight rain keeps Sunday plans dry

Posted March 5
Updated March 6

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— Rain will move into the area during the overnight hours, but WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said that the wet weather shouldn’t affect most Sunday plans.

Clouds began to thicken Saturday afternoon and showers moved in around 10 p.m., hampering some of the celebrations on Franklin Street following the University of North Carolina's win over Duke.

Wilmoth said the system will move in quickly, with the greatest chance of precipitation between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. The heavy rain should begin winding down by about 8 a.m., she said.

In total, the system should drop about a quarter of an inch of rain on the region.

“We’re not looking at any big flooding or anything like that,” Wilmoth said.

Skies will remain cloudy through Sunday afternoon before the sun peeks out and joins spring-like temperatures for the rest of the week.

Temperatures will be in the upper 50s on Sunday and 60s on Monday, but the mercury jumps into the 70s for the second half of the work week.

On Thursday, the forecast high temperature is 79 degrees, just two degrees short of the record high temperature of 81 degrees in 1974.

Temperatures are expected to remain in the 70s through next weekend.

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