Weather

Forecast will be rainy this week

Posted July 7, 2008 5:52 a.m. EDT
Updated July 8, 2008 9:15 p.m. EDT

— A slow-moving trough set up conditions Monday evening – warm, humid and unstable – similar to those that caused storms Sunday.

However, "we definitely don't have the depth of moisture present that we had over the weekend, and as a result, we are not seeing the coverage we saw then," WRAL Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

Scattered showers forming this evening have the possibility of windy gusts or hail.

Minor flooding could occur along smaller streams and urban areas, especially spots that saw heavy rain over the past three days.

Since Friday, 2.33 inches of rain has fallen at Raleigh-Durham International Airport – more than half the usual total for all of July. Fayetteville has seen 3.11 inches of ran since Friday and the Rocky Mount Wilson Airport recorded 3.83 inches.

The forecast includes a chance of rain nearly every day this week.

"It could be Friday or Saturday before we have a day that is completely rid of rain," Fishel said.

A trough of low pressure shifting eastward will bring in drier air on Tuesday. That will diminish, but not erase, the chance for late-day storms on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A cold front coming in late Wednesday will amp up the opportunities for rain for the remainder of the week.