RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Some drizzle and areas of light chilly rain were around on Sunday. The high in the Triangle on Sunday was just 40, after a morning low of 34. Fayetteville had a high of 43, after a morning low 38. The normal high this time off year is 56, and the normal low is 34.
Rainfall Sunday night will end by midmorning on Monday, and should total less than a half of an inch. Some sun will be around Monday afternoon and temperatures will rebound to near 60.
That will be short lived, chillier air will be back on Tuesday in advance of another weather maker. Rain will become likely Tuesday night. It might be cold enough in areas northwest of Raleigh, that a brief spell of rain mixed with sleet and or freezing rain will be possible late Tuesday night and until mid morning on Wednesday. No major impacts are expected; and there it is still early, that confidence remains low on any wintry precipitation in those areas. After a cold rain on Wednesday, it will become milder again, but showers will be possible for the rest of the week.
Tonight will be cloudy and rainy. The overnight low will be 39, winds will be variable 3 to 5 mph. The ran risk will be 90 percent.
Monday will have a chance of rain early then it should become partly cloudy and milder during the afternoon. The high will be near 60, winds will be northwest 8 to 12 mph. The rain risk will be 40 percent.
Monday Night will be mostly clear and cold. The overnight low will be 32, winds will be north 3 to 5 mph.
Tuesday will be become mostly cloudy and chillier. The high will be 47, winds will be northeast around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night will be cloudy with rain becoming likely. Overnight there is a slight risk that areas northwest of RDU could have a brief period of rain mixed with sleet and or freezing rain. The overnight low will be 33, winds will be northeast around 5 mph. The rain risk will become 80 percent.
Wednesday will be cloudy and rainy. Before 9am, areas northwest of RDU, could have a bit of sleet and or freezing rain mix in with the rain. The high will be 42, winds will be northeast around 5 mph. The rain risk will be 80 percent.
Thursday will be mostly cloudy with showers likely. The high will be 64, after a morning low of 40. The rain risk will be 60 percent.
Friday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers. The high will be 56, after a morning low of 46. The rain risk will be 50 percent.
Saturday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers possible. The high will be 56, after a morning low of 42. The rain risk will be 50 percent.
Next Sunday will be partly to mostly cloudy with late day showers possible. The high will be 68, after a morning low of 48. The rain risk will be 40 percent.
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