Rain continues, should clear by Tuesday afternoon

Posted November 8, 2015 7:12 p.m. EST
Updated November 9, 2015 7:06 p.m. EST

— After a messy Monday, rain is expected to linger through Tuesday morning before the clouds part and make way for sunshine.

Periods of rain are expected to continue through Tuesday while temperatures hold steady in the mid-50's to 60's, said WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.

The strongest chance of rain will be between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. Tuesday, but the chance steadily decreases throughout the morning. Fishel said that he expects the skies to clear by Tuesday afternoon.

“It looks like after a dismal start, we’ll start to brighten up a bit around maybe mid to late afternoon and that should be enough to get us into the 60s throughout the entire area,” said Fishel.

Through nine days of November, eight have seen cloudy skies, WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said. The year has also been the seventh wettest on record at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, said Fishel.

Wednesday will offer a break in the string of gray days.

"We should see bright skies for Veterans Day overall, perhaps with some high cirrus clouds," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

The forecast for the weekend also shows sunshine, with temperatures near 60 degrees.