Sun-day? Not so much
Posted May 17
Updated May 18
Raleigh, N.C. — Cloudy skies held temperatures in the 60s across central North Carolina Sunday and brought a slight chance for spotty showers.
"It's an all-around gray day with temperatures well below normal," said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.
The day began mostly sunny in the Triangle, but clouds had moved in by early afternoon.
North Carolina's weather Sunday was driven by an upper-level disturbance advancing from the west. WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss explained that the position of the disturbance made forecasting rain a challenge.
"That's running along just south of a high-pressure ridge and to the north of a stalled frontal boundary," Moss said. "And that will give us kind of a range of seeing precipitation today and how much may fall."
The greater chance for showers comes before nightfall for communities to the south and east of the Triangle. There is about a 50-50 chance for light showers in Fayetteville and Goldsboro, but the likelihood for rain is much less in the Triangle and toward the Virginia border, Moss said.
"With our dew point at 44, it's still not a very moist, low-level air mass, which should limit any rain we get out of this system coming through today," he said. "It's not likely to add up to a whole lot and it's not going to be raining all the time by any means."
Skies clear out again Sunday night, and Monday should be bright and sunny with highs in the mid-70s.
Temperatures and humidity climb through the later half of the week and could reach 90 degrees by Thursday.