Not much to worry about in the forecast for the next few days! After some cooler-than-normal temperatures over the weekend and to start the week, we’re really going to warm up today. Abundant sunshine and light southwesterly winds will warm us up to the low to mid 80s this afternoon:
A few clouds will float in tonight, and the southwesterly breeze will remain just strong enough to keep temperatures from dropping too far — we’ll end up near 60° to start the day Wednesday:
The additional cloud cover won’t slow down the warm-up on Wednesday:
We could see an isolated shower north of the Triangle tomorrow and Thursday, but it’s just an outside chance. The best chance of rain will hold off until Friday:While we could hear some rumbles of thunder on Friday, our severe weather potential looks very low this time around. And the weekend is looking good! Just that “can’t completely rule it out” 20% chance of a shower on Sunday, otherwise we’ll stay dry.
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