Rain moves out overnight to bring bright Mother's Day weekend

Posted May 6, 2016 5:57 a.m. EDT
Updated May 6, 2016 12:25 p.m. EDT

— Rain clouds that soaked the Triangle on Friday morning will linger through the evening but will clear up in time for a sunny, warm Mother's Day weekend.

As the clouds begin to break up, the sun will stream through and start heating the ground, said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, which could fuel scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Those thunderstorms have the potential to bring heavy rain and hail, Gardner said.

"From here on out we have scattered showers and thunderstorms that will be with us," Gardner said.

Even as the low pressure system that brought the morning's steady rain moves out, the rest of Friday will remain gray.

In the wake of the low pressure, though, Gardner said a high pressure system will move in to bring pleasant weather for college graduations and Mother's Day this weekend.

"Overnight, skies begin to clear as that low (pressure) pulls away from us," Gardner said. "We'll see a nice, bright day on Saturday."

An isolated shower will roll through the area again on Saturday night, but temperatures on Sunday will rise to 78 degrees by noon with plenty of sunshine.