Sunday to be cool, dry after rainy Saturday
The line of storms that brought torrential downpours and flooding to parts of the Triangle Friday evening is moving out of the region as cooler air makes its way through the state.Posted — Updated
The storms ushered in cooler air, with temperatures in the 70s Saturday. Temperatures will drop into the 60s overnight and, although the mercury will climb into the mid-80s Sunday, there will be limited humidity, making things feel comfortable, according to WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.
WRAL meteorologists are watching two systems in the Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Beryl is a Category 1 storm and expected to San Juan early Monday morning. WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said the storm could fall apart once it encounters the rugged landscape of Puerto Rico.
"That's not a guarantee so we'll be watching it for the next few days," Moss said.
Tropical Depression No. 3 was swirling off the southeast coast of North Carolina with maximum winds of about 30 miles per hour. Fishel said the storm was expected to become more organized and could intensify and be named Tropical Storm or Hurricane Chris. The system was forecast to turn away from land and drift north and east into the ocean on Monday, Moss said.
"IF you take a look at all of the ensemble plots, none of them take the system any closet to the North Carolina coast," Fishel said.
Although the system is not expected to make landfall, there could be strong rip currents and heavy surf off the North Carolina coast.
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