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Heavy showers to affect Tuesday's evening commute

Posted August 8

— The Triangle is in for a rainy commute home Tuesday. Storms should persist into the overnight hours. The calendar says August, but temperatures will feel a bit more like fall.

"It's going to be a rainy evening," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. "But it's much needed rain to be honest."

"It's coming down, and it's going to start coming down harder."

Maze said almost every community in Central NC will experience some rain Tuesday, so it's a good evening to stay indoors.

"This rain is coming along with a cold front, which is expanding into the Triangle area. Temperatures for the middle of the week will climb into the 80s, but dew points will drop near 60.

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According to Maze, beautiful fall temperatures should make its way into the Triangle Wednesday afternoon.

"This is August, but these are not August temperatures," Maze said. "It's comfy, with sunshine."

Rainfall totals in the Triangle over the next few days could add up to as much as 3 inches, but flooding is not expected to be an issue, Gardner said. Wednesday and Thursday should be mostly rain-free, but the rain could be back in time for the weekend.

"Also be aware that if we see the clouds break and the ground is wet, we have a good set-up for fog, and the fog could be thick late Tuesday and Wednesday morning," Maze said.

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"These showers coming up should be fairly spotty in nature, which allows fog to develop."

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