Rain chances to hang around through Wednesday

Posted September 26, 2011

The unsettled weather pattern that has brought showers and storms to the Triangle for much of the last week will hang around for the next few days, continuing to produce warm, muggy air and afternoon showers and thunderstorms, WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said Monday. 

The sun will peek through the clouds at times Monday morning, Gardner said, but by afternoon the day-time heating will produce scattered showers throughout the area.

Highs will reach into the low 80s Monday. Gardner said some afternoon showers could produce locally heavy rain. 

"The trend has been warm, muggy with a lot of cloud cover and afternoon showers and thunderstorms," she said. "We do have a good chance of some showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon. The steady flow of moisture will continue and that's going to bring us more warm and sticky air."

Highs will reach into the low to mid-80s during the first half of the week. Lows will fall into the mid-60s. WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

Fall weather should return to the area by week's end, as a cold front will bring sunshine and much cooler temperatures.

Weekend highs shouldn't reach above 70 while overnight lows will dip into the mid-50s. 

"By late Wednesday and early Thursday we could start to push some of this out," Gardner said of the warm, unsettled air mass. "We have a front that will come through Friday but it probably won't bring us any rain. Really looking forward to some of this weather over the weekend. It will really be feeling like fall."


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  • jblake1932 Sep 28, 2011

    Guess what folks, par the course , the 80% for the daytime chance actually was meant for the overnite %. Go figure! We got several thunder storms last nite, great job!!;(

  • jblake1932 Sep 27, 2011

    Well, that 80% chance of rain was indeed incorrect. Boy, I'm surprised!! :) We got no rain today, YAY!!

  • Screw WrAl Sep 27, 2011

    Cool down comes this weekend and then right back up to blazing and a steam bath for all of October. As is typical for the viewing area. Just wait until November for some really warm temps. We could hit a stretch of 90's again that will make you think you never left Florida old timers!

  • Screw WrAl Sep 27, 2011

    How about this humidity new comers! The good news for you is that it's only like this about 8-9 months a year. And yes, even in the winter. Which only lasts about 6 weeks here.

  • jblake1932 Sep 27, 2011

    Let's see how this 80% chance of rain turns out, ;)!!

  • gallbury Sep 27, 2011

    You know, the great thing about being a meteorologist is you can change your prediction every few hours and pretend as though you were on top of the forecast all along. With every new forecast this system stays a little longer and leaves a little slower. The fact is: WRAL doesn't know. Originally this system was supposed to be outta here last Friday; then Saturday; then Sunday; then Monday; then Tuesday; then Wednesday; now Thursday. Odds are, if you guess long enough you will eventually be proven right; if you guess long enough. I spent twelve years in college and graduate school. Had I only known, I could have just stayed four years and gotten a degree in Meteorology, and guessed my way to a very secure area of employment.

  • rock325 Sep 26, 2011

    Yes it is a very hard to follow forecast. Rain maybe, hot definitely. Ready for fall

  • LBJ192 Sep 26, 2011

    We don't have a rain gauge, but we have gotten enough rain over the past few days that my yard is soaked. It has really been hard to clean the dogs off when they come in from the yard.

  • Screw WrAl Sep 26, 2011

    What in the WORLD is the bobblehead talking about? "Thursday could be the first day in more than a week w/o rain from start to finish every day"??? Tell him to retire because he is clueless, we had maybe 2 days of sprinkles and that was it over the last week. And guess what?


  • packbackrb Sep 26, 2011

    According to the new rain gauge I just bough we got less than 1/2" in Angier last week. Weather forecasting is and always will be an inexact science. Lay off the meteoroogists - they are giving the best forecast they can based on computer models and other evidence. No human will ever be able to predict the weather with 100% accuracy ...