Saturday storms could include heavy rain, strong winds

Posted September 12, 2015 8:50 a.m. EDT
Updated September 12, 2015 5:11 p.m. EDT

— A slow-moving cold front is set to bring much cooler air to the Triangle, but first it will likely generate evening showers as it pushes through the state on Saturday.

"Some storms will be possible through the evening, so keep that in mind if you have outside plans," WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmouth said.

Numerous outdoor events are planned in the Triangle on Saturday, including three college football games in Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh.

"We do have some moisture that will linger overnight and into the first part of Sunday morning," Wilmouth said.

By late Saturday night, the front generating the rain will begin to speed up as it moves through the eastern half of the state and out over the Atlantic Ocean.

Behind it, much cooler temperatures will arrive and linger through the first half of the work week. Sunny skies will dominate through the bulk of the day Sunday, and high temperatures will be in the mid-70s.

Temperatures Monday will be in the upper-70s, but lower humidity will keep things comfortable.

Overnight lows could dip into the low 50s.

"Monday will be gorgeous," WRAL meteroligist Mike Moss said. "We won't have much cloud cover, if any, and temperatures will be very pleasant."