Sunshine returns to Triangle this week

Posted July 15, 2013

After weeks of muggy afternoons and almost-daily rain, summer returns to central North Carolina this week. Monday begins a string of days where the high temperature will top 90 degrees, and there is little rain in the forecast. Current Temperatures, DMA Temperature Tracker

"Most of us should start the week with a dry day, but an isolated afternoon storm or two can't be ruled out for the southern coastal plain, mainly south of about a Fayetteville to Goldsboro line," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

Monday's forecast high is just 90 degrees, and it will warm up from there. The rest of the work week should top out in the mid-90s, with temperatures only cooling into the mid-70s overnight.

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

It will be slightly cooler along the coast, with temperatures varying from a high of 83 in Kitty Hawk to almost 90 at Wrightsville Beach. Those looking to cool off in the mountains of western North Carolina can expect thunderstorms by mid-week. The rain chances for Blowing Rock and Asheville are greater than 50 percent.




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  • ThomasL Jul 15, 2013

    As always obamacare rules chimes in with a opposite and ignert reply.My well has never dried up...But that is the kind of responce I'd expect from a call name like that.

  • baldchip Jul 15, 2013

    Is that what that big yellow ball is up there?? Hurray-dry out time. Watch for mosquitoes coming from standing water!!

  • Obamacare rules Jul 15, 2013

    Now we can get back to business with the drought. Time for lake levels to drop and wells to dry up.

  • chrisnrali Jul 15, 2013

    the sun is nothing more than a myth.

  • ThomasL Jul 15, 2013

    Saw the same thing yesterday until another popup thunderstorm rolled through that I thought was suppose to be over.As for me no rain for a month would be a blessing.Me and my wife have been bailing water out of the pumphouse for two days where it won't short the well water pump out

  • baldchip Jul 15, 2013

    What is that big yellow ball in the sky?? I have not scene it for a long time!!

    Welcome home sunshine!! You have been missed!