Rain, cloudy skies continue Monday as Tropical Storm Colin approaches

Posted June 4
Updated June 6

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— The potential for steady rain continues all day Monday, but meteorologists aren't anticipating severe weather.

With a chance of precipitation lingering around 40 percent for most of the day, Monday will be mostly cloudy and overcast. Highs will remain in the mid-upper 80s, and some isolated storms are possible throughout the entire day.

Despite a milder Monday, meteorologists are monitoring the potential of Tropical Storm Colin in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm could make its way closer to the viewing area tonight and Tuesday, sending more clouds and rain along with it.

The sun should be back by Wednesday.

Many residents are recovering Monday morning from trees and power lines that fell in Sunday evening's storms.

Although severe thunderstorm watches expired earlier than expected for dozens of counties Sunday night, storms left behind some damage in their wake.

Several Cumberland County residents reported downed trees and power lines Sunday evening, including one resident who had a tree fall into their swimming pool and another whose car was damaged by a falling tree.

At the height of the storm, more than 3,200 people were without power in Wake County and there were reports of downed trees near Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Downed tree at RDU

WRAL Meteorologist Greg Fishel said an isolated wet micro-burst at the airport had winds up to 50 mph, causing the damage.

"It could have been worse. The parameters were set up so that it could have been much more widespread," said Fishel.


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