Bonnie leaves muggy, rainy week in wake
Posted May 30
Updated May 31
Raleigh, N.C. — A muggy Tuesday morning punctuated by patchy showers kicked off a work week shortened by Memorial Day as remnants of Tropical Storm Bonnie lingered in South Carolina.
The low pressure system sitting off the coast will swirl moisture into North Carolina for several days, making most of the week feel sticky and rainy like Tuesday.
"We're going to end up seeing that low (pressure) just gradually wandering up the coast of North Carolina," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "About the time it moves out on Thursday, it's going to be followed by a cold front that rolls in here for the weekend.
"So, it doesn't look like we're going to get a break from this kind of weather anytime soon."
Tuesday's weather should remain calm past lunchtime, Gardner said. But as the afternoon begins to heat up the humid air mass hovering around the Triangle, showers and thunderstorms will start to pop up. Those storms will continue to persist around midnight but will taper off overnight.
"We'll do the exact same thing again on Wednesday and Thursday," Gardner said. "Then gradually that low (pressure) pulls away, and you would think that we would begin to clear out at that point, but it does not look like that will be the case."
The cold front moving in will bring the chance of more showers and thunderstorms into the weekend, Gardner said.
High temperatures should peak in the mid-80s and low temperatures will dip into the mid-60s all week.