‘Decent amount’ of rain coming; wintry mix possible Friday
RALEIGH, N.C. — Central North Carolina will get a soaking late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning as a front sweeps across the state.
The line of showers and thunderstorms blew through western Kentucky and Tennessee early in the day. But the chance of rain overnight around the Triangle region jumps to 80 percent and lingers at 40 percent through Wednesday.
“We should have a decent amount of rain,” said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.
Temperatures on Tuesday will be above normal, but seasonal temps will return on Wednesday and continue into next week.
“Today will also be the last mild day we will see for quite some time,” Gardner said. “That 70 degree (high temperature) is well above our normal for this time of year.”
The unsettled weather pattern will persist all week, though, as another chance of precipitation creeps up late Thursday and into Friday. As high temperatures drop off Wednesday — topping out in the 40s on Friday, Saturday and Sunday — the cold air could also bring a wintry mix of precipitation on Friday.
“What we’re talking about here is not a bunch of snow that sticks because our temperatures are just not going to be cold enough,” Gardner said.