Saturday, February 16, 2008

Nice weekend, no matter if you like sun or rain

This weekend has great weather for being outside and also has some rain to wrap it all up! Our cold front which passed through overnight Friday ushered in some cooler and drier air but did little to actually change our highs for this afternoon.
Our chance for some much needed rain falls with this system which is over Texas for the start of the weekend. Its making a beeline for the Great Lakes region but will still bring a warm front across the Southeast early Sunday.

With the passage of the warm front will come some widely scattered showers Sunday afternoon. There's a possibility that we could see a wide range of temperatures, with 50s in the triangle region, cooler to the north and west, and the possibility for sandhills communities to see upper 60s.

Our best chance for rain will come later Sunday with the cold front. A slight risk for strong to severe storms accompanies this front late Sunday night into Monday morning. The best location for these strong to severe storms is eastward from a line that extends southward from Henderson through Cary to Rockingham (eastward of highway 1).

As far as how much rain (yes, you had to read all of this just to get to the magic number) we're expecting, well, the models have placed central North Carolina in a precipitation forecast of less than one inch. Considering that we're still in the highest level of drought throughout much of the state, it would be nice to get a week-long soaker, but this will ahve to do for now. Keep conserving!

Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina for updates if we have any breaking weather with the passage of the front. You can also get your weather anytime at Thanks for stopping by.

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