31 NC counties are under alert, including Wake, Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Chatham counties. Details
Published: 2013-06-17 07:13:00
Updated: 2013-06-17 14:38:03
Posted June 17, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.
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.