Rain's reign wanes as high pressure approaches

Posted June 23, 2008 5:17 a.m. EDT
Updated June 24, 2008 12:16 a.m. EDT

— The storms that have bumped and battered the Triangle region for the last several days were making their way east and away early Tuesday, though not without a last lashing of wind and rain for isolated spots, including parts of Orange County.

The storms ought to be the end of a string of rainy days, however, WRAL meteorologist Kim Deaner said.

A late-afternoon thunderstorm rattled through Alamance and Orange counties and put Durham County under a thunderstorm warning for a time, in keeping with the slowness the unsettled weather showed over the weekend.

A cold front moving through late in the evening was going to extend the opportunity for rain into the overnight hours, but then the drier air behind the front will push the wet weather off the coast. Temperatures will rise into the 90s during the week.

"Starting tomorrow morning, we see that precipitation push on out into the Atlantic," Deaner said. High pressure will build in. "That will not only keep us dry, it's going to lower the humidity levels."

"We're high and dry for the next couple of days," Deaner said.

Rain, the forecast says, may reappear next weekend.