Rain for Monday & Tuesday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Clouds became common on Sunday, but the day remained dry and temperatures were similar to Saturday.  The high in the Triangle on Sunday was 70, after a morning low of 42.  Fayetteville had a high of 74 after a morning low of 41.  Our normal high in the Triangle this time of year is 74, and the normal low is 49.

Clouds will be around Sunday night, but it will stay dry and lows will be milder in the upper 40s to lower 50s.  

A strengthening low pressure system to our west-southwest will slowly move toward the region on Monday. Expect mostly cloudy skies with rain developing and becoming likely in the evening. Rain will continue Monday night through Tuesday.  As that system moves through on Tuesday, an isolated storm will be possible, but severe storms are not expected.  Rainfall amounts will average from 1 inch to 2 inches with higher isolated amounts.  So, some minor flooding cannot be ruled out. 

That system will pull away on Wednesday, but there will still be a chance of a shower around, mainly in areas from the Triangle north. Temperatures will warm back into the low 70s Wednesday and Thursday. An isolated shower will also be possible late Thursday, but most of the day will be dry with a mixture of clouds and sun.  That minor system could isolated a shower on Friday with partly sunny skies.

Looking ahead to next weekend, skies should clear on Saturday and it should be sunny next Sunday.  Highs will continue in the lower to middle 70s next weekend.  

Tonight will be mostly cloudy.  The overnight low will be 49. Winds will be southeast 5 to 8 mph.

Monday will be mainly cloudy and breezy with rain developing, mainly in the afternoon.  The high will be 65. Winds will be east 8 to 15 mph.  The rain risk will become 60 percent.

Monday Night will be rainy and windy.  The overnight low will be 54.  Winds will be easterly 15 to 25 mph.  The rain risk will be nearly 100 percent.

Tuesday will be cloudy with periods of rain likely and an isolated storm possible. The high will be 66,  wind will be east-southeast 5 to 12 mph.  The rain risk will be 90 percent.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with an isolated shower possible.  The high will be 72; after a morning low of 56. The rain risk will be 30 percent.

Thursday will have clouds and sun with a slight risk of a late day shower.  The high will be 71; after a morning low of 53. The rain risk will be 20 percent.

Friday will be partly sunny with a slight risk of a shower. The high will be 72; after a morning low of 50.  the rain risk will be 20 percent.

Saturday will be partly sunny and slightly cooler. The high will be near 70; after a morning low of 50.

Next Sunday will be sunny and nice. The high will be 74; after a morning low of 48.

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This forecast was prepared by the CBS 17 Storm Team and is based on the latest information available and years of weather forecasting in North Carolina. It was not produced by a computer like many forecasts you find on the web, social media and smart phone apps.



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