Rain, temperatures to fall through Sunday

Posted April 21, 2012 11:00 a.m. EDT
Updated April 21, 2012 10:45 p.m. EDT

— What started Saturday afternoon as scattered showers will increasingly bring rain to the Triangle Sunday, WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.

"We do have a big storm system moving in from the south and that's going to bring some heavy rain with it," she said.

Temperatures will fall along with the rain. After peaking in the low 60s before dawn, temperatures will cool gradually through Sunday afternoon.

Heavy, steady rain will blanket central North Carolina throughout the day Sunday.

"We're not expecting any severe weather, but we could see some thunderstorms through Sunday afternoon," Wilmoth said.

Rainfall totals will vary by location, but many areas could see an inch or more. Some parts of central North Carolina, particularly to the south and east of the Triangle, could see as much as 3 inches of rain by the time showers move out late Sunday. 

The cold front bringing the change sticks around through Tuesday.