Work-week could begin with rain

Posted April 18, 2009 6:42 p.m. EDT
Updated April 18, 2009 10:56 p.m. EDT

— Increasing clouds and a small chance of rain could dampen the end of the weekend.

Clouds are expected to build into the area from the south and west through Sunday, though measurable rain will likely hold off until the evening hours. Temperatures are expected to hover in low to mid-70s.

More rain is likely late Sunday and overnight, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

“There might even be an isolated thunderstorm,” Maze said.

The chance of rain will continue into Monday with a few hit-and-miss thunderstorms possible. A slight risk exists for some of those storms to become severe in the afternoon and evening. Those storms could contain large hail, damaging wind gusts and possibly a tornado.

“We do expect some storms to fire up,” Maze said.

Monday’s storms will come along with a cold front that will drop temperatures into the 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday.