Published: 2013-06-11 07:42:43
Updated: 2013-06-11 07:42:43
Posted June 11, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Sunshine will gradually return to the Triangle Tuesday, allowing areas inundated with rainfall in the last several days to begin drying out, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.
Scattered sprinkles were impacting some areas south and west of Raleigh early Tuesday, but dry air was filtering into the region and should help create a more settled weather pattern for the rest of the week.
"We did have a couple of sprinkles this morning, but most of the area is just dealing with clouds," Moss said. "We'll see more breaks in those clouds as we go through the day."
High temperatures will climb into the upper 80s Tuesday afternoon.
By Wednesday, abundant sunshine will allow the warmest air of the year to arrive. Highs Wednesday and Thursday will top out in the mid-90s.
"Wednesday will be the first 90-degree day at Raleigh-Durham International Airport this year," Moss said.
In 2012, the first 90-degree day at RDU came on May 2, when the mercury topped out at 91 degrees.
A chance for afternoon showers and storms returns Thursday evening, but a cold front that should pass through the Triangle by early Friday will help create a pleasant weekend.
Highs Friday, Saturday and Sunday will climb into the mid-80s under partly cloudy skies.