61 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2011-10-31 09:02:00
Updated: 2011-10-31 15:09:52
Posted October 31, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Sprinkles were moving in from the west Monday afternoon, threatening to trick those with outdoor Halloween plans.
Increasing clouds and the chance of showers across much of the Triangle may make umbrellas a necessary part of every trick-or-treating costume Monday night, WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
Thanks to a disturbance coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, areas east of the Triangle have the best chance to see significant rain. The chance for precipitation will increase throughout the afternoon.
"The system is coming in off the Atlantic so it's going to impact folks in eastern North Carolina a little bit more than central and western North Carolina," Gardner said. "The Triangle area is going to be right about the cut off point."
Skies were sunny early Monday, but clouds increased throughout the day. Look for mostly cloudy conditions by 5 p.m.
Highs Monday climbed into the upper 50s in the afternoon, but were expected to fall back to around 50 by the time kids head out for trick-or-treating festivities. Lows will dip into the 30s again overnight.
"Be prepared with something warm and something to keep you dry," Gardner said.
Skies will clear overnight Monday heading into Tuesday, setting up several days of sunny, chilly weather, Gardner said.
Highs will climb into the low to mid 60s Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before another chance of rain enters the forecast Friday.
Low temperatures will continue to run below normal in the upper 30s and low 40s.
Normal temperatures for this time of year range from the upper 60s for highs to the mid 40s for lows.