Sunday sprinkles signal wet, gray week

Posted September 16, 2012

— A moist air mass flowed into central North Carolina overnight Sunday, bringing showers to the Triangle and areas to the north and west, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.

Most of the rain was tapering off as it headed northeast by mid-morning, but the chance for isolated showers will linger through the evening.

Skies will be cloudy and gray with highs of 77 in Raleigh, low to mid 70s north of the Triangle and 80 degrees in Fayetteville.

On Monday, a disturbance brewing in the southwest will roll into the area, bringing a slim chance for rain before linking up with a more powerful disturbance dropping in from the Great Plains area on Tuesday.

"By the time we get into Tuesday, especially later Tuesday and Tuesday evening, that whole system will be moving into the area. Out ahead of it, we're likely to see bands of showers and thunderstorm activity that could produce some localized heavy rain," Moss said.

Isolated patches of strong to severe thunderstorms are also possible with that system.

Cloud cover will keep high temperatures in the low 80s Monday and Tuesday before dipping to 75 on Wednesday. Sun will begin peeking through by Thursday, warming things up for a pleasant weekend in the low to mid 80s.


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  • CrewMax Sep 17, 2012

    Gosh, I can't understand why I keep watching these weather forecasts.

  • smegma Sep 17, 2012

    beautiful sunny day here

  • Crabbit Cratur Sep 17, 2012

    What do you call three months of rain in Scotland? Summer!

    You guys don't know just how lucky you are......

  • Hans Sep 17, 2012

    Time to break out the sunscreen.

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  • Obamacare again Sep 17, 2012

    Nope, we're not getting any rain today. lol

  • vilmapetrikas Sep 17, 2012

    So cloudy and gloomy day ha? well imagine my surprise when i went outside and its hot and sunny day.. .my son at track out camp i am sure is loving me now for sending him with long pants and jacket out... i assured him it will rain and be cloudy all day.. oh and if i remember Elizabeth said this am... that tommorow will be worse.. so is it going to be worse as more rain or hotter than now? forecast is just that forecast but if you call for cloudy gloomy day and its sunny and hot... missed it my friends missed this one...

  • storchheim Sep 17, 2012

    Glad of the cool weather, but I couldn't tell you the last time I woke up to clear skies. It's been overcast for weeks, or sure seems that way.

  • simplelogic Sep 17, 2012

    There's nothing like a cool, drizzly Sunday for a perfect excuse to be lazy. I LOVED it!