Weekend washout likely thanks to area of low pressure

Posted August 6, 2014 11:41 p.m. EDT
Updated August 7, 2014 5:58 a.m. EDT

— Central North Carolina will see a mixture of clouds and sun on the last two days of the work week, but an approaching low pressure system moving through the Midwest will produce the Triangle's second consecutive weekend washout.

Before the rain arrives, a passing cold front will usher in less humid air on Thursday and Friday. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

Rain chances will increase slowly on Friday, and by Saturday, the entire area has a chance to see substantial rainfall. 

By the end of the weekend, some parts of the Triangle could get between 2 and 3 inches of rain, WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said. 

"We could have some flooding issues because the ground is already saturated in those areas that saw heavy rain last week," she said. "If you have outdoor plans, it may be best to bring those inside over the weekend."

Rain chances will be near 90 percent on Saturday and stay at about 70 percent Sunday. The clouds and rain will keep temperatures cool, with highs on Saturday reaching only into the mid-70s. 

Sunshine will be back early next week, and it will push daytime highs back into the mid-80s.