It was a lovely weekend with temperatures climbing into the middle and upper 70s by the afternoon, with plenty of sunshine. Calm weather will continue overnight, but be weather-aware Monday as our chance for storms increases late in the day.
A cold front arrives during the day Monday. A few showers are possible in the morning and early afternoon, but the line of storms that could bring strong to severe weather arrives right after sunset. The main concern with these thunderstorms will be strong, damaging winds, although an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. Most of Central North Carolina has been outlined in a Slight Risk (2 out of 5 on the scale). As mentioned above, storms will be focused late in the day into overnight, so while we will be partly cloudy to mostly cloudy during the day, our temperatures will still be warm, climbing to near 80 degrees.
The rain moves out Tuesday morning with clearing skies and highs only in the upper 60s to near 70° both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Another cold front is expected to move through next Thursday, and lingers through Friday. This will bring us the best chance for rain and storms Thursday, but spotty showers and storms are also possible Friday and Saturday.
Fortunately the rain clears out just in time for Halloween! As you take the kids out trick or treating, you may need a light jacket as temperatures will drop quickly once the sun sets. The cooler air lingers into the first part of November with highs everyday in the middle to upper 60s.
OVERNIGHT will feature increasing clouds. The overnight low will be 59. Winds will be south around 5 mph.
MONDAY will feature a mix of clouds and some sun with spotty rain chances during the day. Some strong storms are possible by Monday night. The high will be 79. Winds will be south 5 to 10 mph with higher gusts possible.
TUESDAY will have clearing skies, and slightly cooler temperatures. The high will be 68. Winds will be breezy out of the northwest at 15 miles per hour, with gusts near 20 miles per hour.
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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.