Rain Early Tuesday

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South to southwest surface winds brought warmer weather to central North Carolina yesterday. High clouds brought a very dull sunshine and as a result readings this afternoon have not been as warm as yesterday. These clouds will lower and thicken as a cold front approaches from the west. The thickening cloud cover will prevent temperatures from falling much below the lower 50ss tonight roughly
20-25 degrees warmer than normal.

A very strong surface storm will be centered over northwestern Illinois by early this evening. A cold front extending southward out of this storm will reach the spine of the Appalachians around daybreak tomorrow then pass through central North Carolina around midday tomorrow.

Ahead of this front central North Carolina should see a dry and very mild evening then there should be a few hit-and-miss showers developing from west to east across the region after midnight. These spotty showers will continue across central North Carolina through tomorrow morning. Rainfall totals will average 0.10 to 0.20 of an inch.

Once the front moves through, drier and more stable air will move from west to east across the region causing an end to the showers and a break up in the clouds. Given how high temperatures will be in the morning and given that there should be at least a partly sunny sky during much of the afternoon, readings will warm to near 70 tomorrow afternoon.

High pressure building eastward from the Rockies will help usher in a flow of cooler air tomorrow night and readings will drop down into the 30s. This cooler and very dry air will set the stage for sunny days and chilly nights through the rest of the week.

The large high pressure area moving east will remain over the eastern U.S. through Friday then move off to the east.

The eastward movement of this high will cause lower-level winds to turn more out of the south Friday night and Saturday. This will bring a flow of warmer and more humid air. This will lead to an increase in cloudiness Friday night and a mostly cloudy sky on Saturday.

Another cold front is expected to pass through central North Carolina on Sunday with more clouds and the chance for showers.

In the wake of Sunday's cold front, a dry and cooler weather pattern should follow early next week.

Have a great evening!
Brittany Bell

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