Soaking rain Monday night and Wednesday afternoon with scattered showers in between will make for sullen days before sunshine finds it way back into the Triangle on Thursday, weather forecasters said.
The National Weather Service forecast called for a quarter-inch to a half-inch of rain Monday night. For most of the area, the Wednesday forecast called for a half-inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain Wednesday afternoon along with the stiff winds and what forecasters termed a “slight risk” of thunderstorms.
Monday should be cloudy with a chance of light rain in the early afternoon in Wake County and then spreading across the region by late afternoon.
Tuesday is likely to see light rain in the morning. The light rain returns early Wednesday morning and will become heavy in the afternoon.
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The chance of light rain falls to 50-50 Wednesday night.
Daytime high temperatures bounce a bit during the week, with 56 degrees predicted for Monday, 48 degrees on Tuesday, 64 degrees on Wednesday and 53 under the clear skies forecast for Thursday.