Clouds to keep cap on weekend temps
Posted June 27
Updated June 28
Raleigh, N.C. — Cloud cover through the weekend will keep high temperatures in check but will also bring the chance for afternoon showers both Saturday and Sunday, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze. Moist air over the Atlantic will keep clouds in the forecast and humidity high both days.
Slow-moving storms dumped some heavy rain Friday evening, especially along the southern half of North Carolina, and those communities are most likely to see some storms through the weekend.
"Drier air moving in from the north and will limit the chance for showers and thunderstorms to develop around the Triangle and points north on Saturday," Maze said.
In the Triangle, there is only a 50-50 chance for storms on Saturday, but Fayetteville and areas to the south will take the brunt of the storms. Some areas could see downpours or a thunderstorm through Saturday afternoon, Maze said.
The clouds will hold off summer's intense heat, though. Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid-80s.
"Signs are we should still carry considerable cloud cover into the day Sunday along with some showers which will again be far more likely in our southern counties," Maze said.
Sunday will remain cloudy with the chance for showers south of the Triangle. Temperatures will remain cooler, with highs in the mid-80s.