Weekend washout likely thanks to area of low pressure

Posted August 6, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014

— Central North Carolina will see a mixture of clouds and sun on the last two days of the work week, but an approaching low pressure system moving through the Midwest will produce the Triangle's second consecutive weekend washout.

Before the rain arrives, a passing cold front will usher in less humid air on Thursday and Friday. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

Rain chances will increase slowly on Friday, and by Saturday, the entire area has a chance to see substantial rainfall. 

By the end of the weekend, some parts of the Triangle could get between 2 and 3 inches of rain, WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said. 

"We could have some flooding issues because the ground is already saturated in those areas that saw heavy rain last week," she said. "If you have outdoor plans, it may be best to bring those inside over the weekend."

Rain chances will be near 90 percent on Saturday and stay at about 70 percent Sunday. The clouds and rain will keep temperatures cool, with highs on Saturday reaching only into the mid-70s. 

Sunshine will be back early next week, and it will push daytime highs back into the mid-80s.


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  • norainonmyparade Aug 7, 2014

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    You do realize that forecasting is an imperfect science, and that things can change from day to day, right? The conditions on Monday and what they could tell from the available data indicated that there wouldn't be any days that it rained all day. Things change - it's now been several days and now that we are closer to the day(s) in question, conditions and data have changed to illustrate a more accurate picture. That being said, a number of things could pop up and change the forecast, or the forecast could be off. It is, after all, just an educated guess as to what the weather, in all of it's unruly glory, will do.

    The last time I checked, meteorologists were human, and therefore fallible. Last time I checked, the weather, especially in this area, was subject to do whatever it will, since it can not be tamed or controlled. Lighten up.

  • Kristin Byrne Aug 7, 2014
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    Rained all day in western Wake Co, too, last Saturday. It was VERY good sleeping weather!

  • iron fist Aug 7, 2014

    Anything to reduce the heat I am ready for fall and winter

  • Anita Woody Aug 7, 2014

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    I don't know where you were but it poured rain all day Satuday in Raleigh and on and off Sunday.

  • heelsgirl05 Aug 7, 2014

    said the same thing last weekend and sunday ended up being bright and sunny!

  • TarHeel4Real Aug 7, 2014

    So, what happened to this that was in an article posted here on Monday. "No severe storms are in the forecast, and showers will be passing rather than sustained. No single day will be a total washout this week, but there's a chance for rain each afternoon."

    The last time I checked Saturday is a day still in this current week.