Monday dries out before 2nd round of rain begins

Posted December 4, 2016 7:44 a.m. EST
Updated December 4, 2016 10:57 p.m. EST

— After a cold and damp Sunday, the Triangle will get a short break from the rain before more showers make their way to the region on Monday night.

With temperatures only climbing into the 40s Sunday was a chilly day and heavy rain during the late afternoon and evening created some dangerous road conditions with several accidents reported.

'If you're going to be on the roads tonight, just take it slow. The roads are wet so be careful," said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.

Periods of rain are expected to continue overnight, making way for mist and fog by time people head out the door for work and school.

"We're hoping that tomorrow morning, for the morning commute, the rain is done," Wilmoth said.

Monday will remain dry, with highs in the upper 50s, but rain will begin to move back in at about 11 p.m. and more than an inch of rain is expected to fall by time the system moves out.

Midweek temperatures will be near 60 degrees, but a blast of cold air will move in Friday to make for a chilly weekend with low temperatures in the 20s.

"This is some real cold stuff headed our way late this week," Wilmoth said.