Warming trend begins Tuesday; scattered showers possible
Posted May 28, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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."