Over 70 percent of North Carolina in drought or dry conditions

Posted October 10, 2019 10:50 a.m. EDT
Updated October 10, 2019 1:02 p.m. EDT

— The good news? It will be a beautiful week in the Triangle. The bad news? We are in desperate need of rain, according to WRAL Kat Campbell.

A new report shows over 70 percent of North Carolina is under dry or drought conditions, Campbell said. The Triangle is considered to be in moderate drought, while a patch of North Carolina near the Virginia line is in severe drought.

Drought monitor

Campbell said rain is on the way, but it won't be here until Sunday.

Thursday and Friday will be mild and beautiful, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.

Saturday will be hotter, with a high in the low 80s, before temperatures fall Sunday, when a front arrives, bringing cooler temperatures and scattered storms to central North Carolina. "It won't be an all-day rain event -- but it's rain we desperately need, so it's something to look forward to," Campbell said.

7-Day Forecast

Temperatures on Sunday will top out in the low 70s.

The chance for rain continues Monday, but temperatures will rise again, topping out in the upper 70s. More rain is in the forecast for next week along with above-normal temperatures, Campbell said.

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