Weekend could be bright spot at end of rainy week

Posted May 26, 2009 7:51 a.m. EDT

— The Triangle will be saturated with rainy weather conditions each day this week, but Saturday and Sunday look promising, WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

“The rain today (Tuesday) is going to be heavy at times because there is so much moisture in the atmosphere,” Gardner said. “By this afternoon/evening, we could see as much as a ½ to ¾ an inch of rain … Right now, it looks like we could have a nice weekend though.”

Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a few storms. Highs will only reach the upper 70s due to the clouds and rain. Rain will be spotty but may be heavy at times.

Tuesday night will include more of the same with mostly cloudy skies and a few showers and storms.

“(Wednesday) could be a little warmer,” Gardner said, noting that there will be more scattered showers and storms. Highs will rebound into the mid 80s.

Thursday and Friday look like carbon copies of the previous days with more showers and more storms.

“It just goes on and on,” Gardner said.

Saturday will bring less humid weather and possibly an end to the rain. Sunday will be partly sunny and comfortable with highs in the low 80s.