Rain remains in forecast through Wednesday as tropical system lingers

Posted September 18, 2016 8:27 a.m. EDT
Updated September 18, 2016 6:56 p.m. EDT

— The work week will start off wet as the remnants of tropical depression Julia continue to linger off the North Carolina coast.

Isolated thunderstorms began Sunday evening and WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said a cold front that moves in Monday and mixes with the remnants of Julia will increase the chance for rain to about 50 to 60 percent.

"With those two things coming right together, we have the potential for rain tomorrow so have the rain gear as you head to work and school," Wilmoth said.

Wilmoth said the chance to see scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast for Tuesday, with a 30 to 40 percent chance of rain, and the possibility of isolated showers can't be ruled out for Wednesday.

The rain will be a welcomed relief for area, Wilmoth said, noting that no rain has been recorded at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport for the past two weeks.

"This is definitely a much needed rain," she said.