Spotty showers possible overnight, cloudy skies expected Tuesday

Posted August 7, 2016 10:37 p.m. EDT
Updated August 9, 2016 12:14 a.m. EDT

— Some spotty showers and fog are likely over night as storms move out of central North Carolina, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

"Overnight we cannot rule out a spotty shower, but there will be a lot of cloud cover," he said.

Heavy downpours snarled traffic during the Monday evening rush hour, shutting down westbound lanes of Interstate 540 at Leesville Road. at about 8:30 p.m., a second crash on Interstate 540 at Leesville left one person dead.

Gray skies are expected to linger into the morning hours as temperatures climb into the mid-70s by 8 a.m.

"One thing that will not change at all throughout the week will be the mugginess," Maze said. "It is going to be very humid throughout the week."

Showers are possible Tuesday afternoon, and the chance for showers increases throughout the week. Highs on Tuesday will top out around 90 degrees.

The pattern of patchy storms – where some places see heavy rain while others get none – continues through at least Thursday, although none of those days will be a complete washout.