Rainy, stormy week to follow mild Sunday

Posted May 21

— With some sunshine peeking through and mostly dry skies, the weather on Sunday will be much different than what's to come Monday.

According to WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss, the week ahead will be a stormy one. The thunderstorms and rain arriving in the Triangle overnight may continue days into the work week.

The stormy weather will be of contrast to the first part of the weekend, which saw record-setting temperatures on Saturday and plenty of sunshine both days.

"After a high of 90 degrees at RDU (on Saturday), we should stay cooler today thanks to a front that slipped south of us overnight," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss. "At noon, the temperature at RDU was 18 degrees cooler than the same time yesterday."

Sunday and the work week will continue to be cooler than Saturday, with highs in the low 80s. ​According to Moss, the chance for heavier rain and storms increases Sunday night.

7-Day Forecast

"Some patches of mist or drizzle can't be ruled out morning to midday, with about a 20 to 30 percent chance of showers later in the afternoon," said Moss.

The chance for evening showers could put a damper on Sunday's festivals -- Moogfest wraps up in Durham today, while Artsplosure and the Got to be NC Fest wrap up in Raleigh.

Fortunately, according to Moss, any rain that does fall shouldn't ruin outdoor plans.

"Any daytime showers should fairly few and far between," said Moss. "We'll develop a better chance of showers and storms later tonight."


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