Cooler week on tap for Triangle

Posted September 26, 2010 9:04 p.m. EDT
Updated September 27, 2010 5:34 a.m. EDT

— Tar Heels sick of 90-degree temperatures will see some relief this week as the mercury dips to a more seasonal level.

The forecast highs for the next seven days barely get above the 80-degree mark.

A cold front moved into the state and stalled Sunday, bringing some much-needed rain and significant cooling.

Thunderstorms and steady showers characterized Sunday evening and are likely again throughout the day Monday, WRAL Meteorologist Kim Deaner said.

Rainfall totals by Tuesday morning will vary, but some parts of central North Carolina could see up to 3 inches.

It will remain partly cloudy through the work week with a slight chance of rain each day, Deaner said.