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Warming trend begins Tuesday; scattered showers possible

Posted May 28, 2013

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— Temperatures and humidity will begin trending upward across central and eastern North Carolina Tuesday, and a weak upper-level disturbance could generate an afternoon shower or thunderstorm, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. 

"It's going to feel pretty good through the morning, but we'll see that humidity creep up all day," she said. "We do see have a chance to see a couple of showers pop up during the afternoon, but most of the area should stay dry."

Temperatures will climb into the mid-80s Wednesday under partly cloudy skies, and mostly sunny conditions will dominate during the second half of the shortened work week. 

Afternoon highs Thursday through the weekend will climb into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees, and overnight lows will stay in the mid-60s, Gardner said. 

"Summer-like temperatures are coming this week," Gardner said. "Water temperatures at local pools may still be a bit cool, but we're getting warmer and those will warm up quickly in the next few weeks."

The next chance for substantial rain comes Monday, when a system moves through the Triangle and sets up shop for a wetter-than-normal week.

"We've got a good chance to see showers next week, and we'll be wetter than normal," Gardner said. "That's good news as we head toward summer, when we normally dry out pretty quickly."

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  • simplelogic May 29, 2013

    "simplelogic, come on now.....there were absolutely no showers whatsoever in the entire state yesterday."

    Not true. I noticed a couple in the northern counties around mid-afternoon.

  • Obamacare for life May 29, 2013

    simplelogic, come on now.....there were absolutely no showers whatsoever in the entire state yesterday.

    The drought should be in full swing here in just a few short weeks.

  • simplelogic May 29, 2013

    "We do see have a chance to see a couple of showers pop up during the afternoon, but most of the area should stay dry."

    Looks like another good forecast to me, especially after seeing a couple of showers pop up during the afternoon. :-)

  • jblake1932 May 28, 2013

    How's that chance of rain working out for you guys today?

  • jblake1932 May 28, 2013

    Pollen! Whew!!

  • baldchip May 28, 2013

    Look at the calendar. It is time for warm temps!!

  • simplelogic May 28, 2013

    Jblake, have you ever been happy anywhere?

    It was just about as perfect a spring weekend as I've ever experienced. I wish it could have lasted a little longer.

  • Obamacare survives May 28, 2013

    No rain until next Monday. Allergy sufferers rejoice. :(

  • oleguy May 28, 2013

    What pollen, Where? I thought the weather was nice, cool, breeze blowing. Great spring weather.

  • jblake1932 May 28, 2013

    I really wish it would RAIN! It was a miserable weekend with all the pollen blowing everywhere. Just miserable.