Triangle won't dry out until Sunday

Posted May 16, 2018 7:09 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:14 a.m. EDT

— After downpours drenched teachers rallying for higher pay in Raleigh, rain won't be leaving the forecast anytime soon.

Rain, which was heavy at times, fell around areas of North Carolina on Wednesday while others remained dry. WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said a similar pattern will remain in the forecast through the weekend.

Fishel said there is an abundance of moisture in the atmosphere over the eastern part of North Carolina, and the system will move west, bringing increased chances for rain over the next few days.

Current Temperatures, DMA

"Where they occur, the downpours could be heavy," he said.

Fishel said the chance for the heaviest rain will be Saturday, where the atmosphere will be "overflowing with moisture," but the region should begin to dry out by Sunday.

7-Day Forecast

Once the rain moves out, temperatures will heat up again, with highs in the upper 80s forecast for next week.