Spotty drizzle, showers possible as wet pattern persists

Posted October 9, 2013
Updated October 10, 2013

— Light rainfall and drizzle was falling across parts of the northern Triangle Thursday morning as a low pressure system continues its slow trek up the East Coast. 

Rain chances are likely to linger into Friday and possibly Saturday as a damp, dreary weather pattern holds strong, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. 

"Northern parts of the Triangle could see more rain and light drizzle today," Gardner said.

The low pressure system was centered off the coast of Cape Hatteras at 11 a.m., and it will slowly drift northward over the next several days. The clouds and rainfall associated with the system arrived in the Triangle late Monday and may linger until early next week.

High temperatures will struggle to reach the low 60s for the third consecutive day Thursday. Daytime highs will rebound into the low 70s Saturday, but mostly cloudy conditions will stay put. 

Rain chances Saturday and Sunday will diminish.  

"Saturday will be a bit warmer, but I can't promise we'll see a whole lot of sunshine," Gardner said. "By later in the day Sunday and Monday, we should start to dry out a bit."


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  • Geez Louise Oct 10, 2013

    Ugh, enough with the clouds and rain already.

  • 678devilish Oct 10, 2013

    So glad to see this rain. Its been really dry lately.

  • NoObamaCare Oct 10, 2013

    Great weather for my grass seed to take root! This reminds me of Seattle; difference is it is not seasonal there.

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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Oct 9, 2013

    Love it! Love it! Love it!

    Oven Casserole Weather is my kind of weather.

    On today's menu, Oven Crispy Herb Stuffing Crusted Chicken with Oven Baked Mac&Cheese, of course. Yipee!!!

  • parkranger72 Oct 9, 2013

    Yes!!! Fall!!! Now my war with the armies of leaves, will take place. Men, ready your Rakes!!! Baggers, be ready to bag the piles of dead leaves. And you, watch out for that pine straw.