Weekend weather: Sprinkles possible on dreary Saturday

Posted May 4, 2013

— A low pressure system making a slow trek through the central part of the United States will keep the weather dreary in central North Carolina all weekend, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

Sprinkles are possible across the Triangle Saturday, and temperatures will struggle to get into the mid-60s under cloudy skies. 

"We're not expecting too much in the way of measurable precipitation today, but we could see a passing sprinkle in spots," Moss said. "Most of you will probably stay dry."

Western North Carolina, Tennessee and other states from the Gulf Coast to Great Lakes will likely see heavy rain all weekend, with some spots in the mountains seeing 3 to 4 inches of rain by Monday night, Moss said. 

Rain chances for the Triangle will increase slowly throughout the day Sunday and peak on Monday. Parts of central and eastern North Carolina could end up with 1 to 2 inches of rain by early Tuesday. 

"We could see heavy showers and some scattered thunderstorms Monday," Moss said. 

Once the system clears, temperatures will climb through the end of the work week, approaching the 80s by Thursday or Friday.


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