By Thursday, rain becomes likely and temperatures will only get to the high 60s.
A weather system with tropical characteristics, meaning rain clustered into bands, that has been off the Carolina coast will begin to back into the state, increasing rain chances.
"We'll see periods of rain, especially through the morning and mid-day hours," Gardner said. "Some of these could produce heavy rainfall."
The forecast estimates as much as three inches of rain will fall over the Triangle through Sunday.
The chance for rain at any given time is about 50 percent Thursday and the same for Friday and Saturday.
"It looks fairly wet for football, both on Friday night and Saturday," Gardner said.
"The rain may taper off by Sunday and Monday, but we won't see completely clear skies for quite awhile."