Sunshine, warmer temps headed to Triangle

Posted December 14, 2013 8:00 a.m. EST
Updated December 14, 2013 11:29 p.m. EST

Doppler - Central NC

— Rain showers associated with a massive storm system arrived in central North Carolina Saturday, but the clouds will slowly break up Sunday and temperatures will start to climb.  

"We'll see the showers gradually push through the area overnight and into the early morning hours," WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said. 

By midnight, parts of the Triangle saw 1 to 1.5 inches of rain. Areas along the coastline could end up with near 2 inches as the system lingers overnight and early Sunday.

The system will move out of the central part of the state overnight, leaving clouds in place for the morning hours on Sunday. 

"Once we get the clouds out of here, we could end up with mostly sunny skies, especially during the afternoon hours on Sunday," Wilmoth said. 

Temperatures will be warmer on Sunday with highs in the 50s for central North Carolina, but on Monday temperatures will drop back into the 40s. 

The sunshine will stay put throughout much of the work week, and high temperatures will be in the mid-50s, a little warmer than seasonable highs.