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Wet weekend on tap for central NC

Posted August 8, 2014

— Several areas of low pressure will move through central and eastern North Carolina over the next three days, helping produce a wet, dreary weekend that could include up to 3 inches of rain in some spots.

Much of the Triangle remained cloudy but dry on the final day of the work week, but more substantial precipitation will arrive by early in the day Saturday, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

"Spotty showers are possible overnight, but the chance for rain picks up Saturday morning," Maze said.

Showers and storms are possible throughout the day Saturday, with areas in the southern Triangle having a better chance for storms.

"By noon Saturday there is a 40 percent chance of rain and into the afternoon the probability for rain increases to 70 percent," Maze said. 

The pattern will be similar on Sunday, and by the time the bulk of the rain moves out, parts of the southern and western Triangle could see 2 to 3 inches of rain. Areas to the north and east will see less rain, Mazesaid.

Highs over the weekend will stay in the mid-and upper-70s thanks to the clouds.

Light showers are possible again on Monday, but sunshine will arrive in the area again by the middle of the week. High temperatures will remain in the mid-80s.



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