Rain creeps back into forecast overnight, lingers Monday

Posted July 10, 2016 10:11 a.m. EDT
Updated July 10, 2016 11:34 p.m. EDT

— Clear skies and low humidity made Sunday good for outdoor activities, but the nice weather will be short-lived as rain creeps back into the forecast overnight.

Temperatures climbed into the upper 80s Sunday and low dew points and heat index values made for more comfortable weather than the area has seen over the past week, but the dew point will begin to climb again, creating an atmosphere for rain.

“Numerous thunderstorms down in the south look like they’re heading in our direction,” said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.

The risk for rain begins overnight, with the chance for spotty showers and a few rumbles of thunder, but the threat of rain is greater Monday afternoon.

"Nothing really widespread overnight tonight, I just don't want you to be surprised if you do hear a little bit of thunder while you're sleeping tonight," Wilmoth said.

A cold front that stalls over North Carolina Monday will bring scattered storms that could be strong. Raleigh and points to the south are under a marginal risk for severe weather Monday afternoon, but Wilmoth said the storms will likely not be widespread.

"It won't rain all day, but we do have the potential for showers and thunderstorms basically at any point in time, probably better during the afternoon and evening," Wilmoth said.