Rainy, unsettled weather will mark last days of spring

Posted June 17, 2013

— Rainy, unsettled weather will mark the last few days of spring before dry, gorgeous weather ushers in the first day of summer – and the longest day of the year – on Friday.

"Our threat for severe weather is fairly low with this next round (of storms) coming through, but we may be dealing with it for several days," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

Rain chances increase through Monday evening. There was a 43 percent chance of rain across the area at 2 p.m., a 65 percent chance at 4 p.m. and a 76 percent chance by 6 p.m.

"Tuesday’s probably going to bring us our best chance of rain this week, but we can’t rule it out Wednesday. Some of those showers are going to produce some heavy rain," Gardner said.

Just about everybody will get wet late Tuesday afternoon and into the evening, but after that, the showers become more widespread for Wednesday.

The Triangle will see varying amounts of rain this week – as little as .25 inches in some places and as much as 2 inches in other places. Temperatures will hover in the low to mid 80s this week, which is at or below normal this time of year.

"It looks like it will dry out fairly nicely on Thursday and Friday," Gardner said.

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

Thursday and Friday will be partly cloudy and warm. A few storms are possible Saturday, but the dry weather should return Sunday with a high of 88. 

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Two formed in the Caribbean on Monday, according to WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson.


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  • jblake1932 Jun 17, 2013

    Yep, definately missed. Sorta like Britney: Oops, we did it again! :)

  • Obamacare forever Jun 17, 2013

    The Weather Channel says to expect dry conditions over the next 6 hours.

  • Obamacare forever Jun 17, 2013

    It's a blown forecast as far as I'm concerned. It's been sunny all day in Raleigh.

  • simplelogic Jun 17, 2013

    "Another missed forecast?"

    No, another premature conclusion. Check back at 6pm, when the chance for rain is forecast at 76% for the entire viewing area. A rain forecast of 76% at 6pm for the entire viewing area is not considered missed if it hasn't rained in Timberlake by 3pm. It wouldn't be considered missed if it doesn't rain AT ALL in Timberlake, if it rains elsewhere in the viewing area. Which it's already doing. So no, not a missed forecast at all.

  • jblake1932 Jun 17, 2013

    It rained at my house twice before 8:00 am. Hadn't rained since and the radar is pretty bare. Another missed forecast?

  • bradcooperisinnocent Jun 17, 2013

    Well then they'd be wrong because it is raining now. Take your negativity elsewhere.

  • Obamacare forever Jun 17, 2013

    WRAL had better update those chances to 0% for Monday. Pass me the sunscreen.