Scattered showers, storms possible throughout NC during holiday weekend

Posted September 4, 2015

— An approaching cold front will combine with warm, humid air across North Carolina for the holiday weekend, making scattered showers and storms possible throughout the state.

In the Triangle, highs will remain in the mid-80s for the next several days as a summer-like pattern holds strong. For those traveling to the beach or mountains, a similar pattern will be in place.

"Pretty much anywhere you go in North Carolina this weekend, you're going to have to contend with hit-or-miss afternoon showers and storms," WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.

In the mountains, highs will be in the 70s and low 80s through Monday. At the beach, highs will be in the mid-and upper-80s.

Chances for scattered showers and storms in the Triangle will increase throughout the afternoon Friday, peaking during the evening commute.

"Today's storms could include some heavy downpours, and they could move slower than usual, so don't be surprised to see some of these slow down our evening commute," Wilmoth said. "If you get caught in one, slow down and take it easy, and watch for ponding on the roads."

Rain chances will begin to dwindle later in the evening, but that may not keep high school football fans from needing rain gear.

"On Saturday, our western areas have the best chance to see scattered showers and storms," Wilmoth said. "On Sunday, those chances shift east."

Labor Day will include more of the same before drier air builds in the for the middle of next week.


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