Sticky Saturday to yield to workweek heat

Posted July 8, 2011 11:13 p.m. EDT
Updated July 9, 2011 2:30 p.m. EDT

— The chance for showers and even thunderstorms in the Triangle Saturday is slight, but any rain that falls would be a relief for residents dealing with humidity that topped out over 90 percent.

Cloudy skies will dominate throughout the day, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

A cold front coming from the north will meet tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico over the south-central part of North Carolina Saturday afternoon, creating the chance for scattered showers. "Any of that activity should be severely limited," Moss said.

The cold front will usher in drier air by mid-day Sunday after another muggy morning, and the chances for rain drop to virtually zero by Monday and Tuesday.

The work week starts out hot and dry with the next chance for showers returning by mid-week.