Weekend won't be a washout

Posted September 12, 2014 3:46 p.m. EDT
Updated September 13, 2014 8:12 p.m. EDT

— Rain showers and an occasional thunderstorms are possible Saturday night as a front continues to linger across central North Carolina, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.

"Some areas could end up with locally heavy rain, and others could not see a drop," he said.

A flood watch is in effect for Cumberland, Harnett, Moore, Hoke, Johnston, Sampson, Wayne, Wilson and Lee counties until 5 a.m. Sunday.

Highs on the first day of the weekend will climbed to near 80 degrees.

"Sunday will be cooler, and much of the area will be cloudy as our area of rain shifts southward a bit more," Moss said. "We've got a smaller chance of measurable rain Sunday, but scattered sprinkles and showers are possible."

Highs on Sunday will be in the low 70s, about 10 degrees below normal for mid-September.

Highs on Monday will be in the mid to upper 70s. Tuesday will still have a chance of a shower or storm, but clouds will give way to some sun and highs will reach into the upper 70s.

Nice weather will move in for the rest of the work week with mostly to partly sunny skies expected Wednesday through Friday. Highs will stay in the 70s.