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Temperatures, thankfully, have dropped to more typical summer levels as compared to the weekend when we had triple-digit highs. A shower or thunderstorm can still affect a few spots this evening but most of tonight will be rain-free. Tuesday and Wednesday remain warm and humid. There could be a shower or thunderstorm in a few spots either day, but the best chance is to the south and east of Raleigh. Thursday looks to be little different.

A front moving toward the area on Friday can cause a shower or thunderstorm at some point in the day, with a much better chance of rain even farther south and east of Raleigh from Tuesday though Thursday. This weekend brought the first triple-digit heat to the Triangle since June of 2015. Temperatures will ease back to more typical summer levels today and the rest of this week. Today will bring a mix of clouds and sunshine with enough heat and humidity to set off scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms with locally heavy downpours.

The weekend weather is more uncertain. Some of our computer models hold up the front over the area and an upper-level disturbance drops south to the west causing additional shower and storms. But other models have that upper-level trough much farther east with the best chance of rain east and south of Raleigh.

Have a great evening!

-Chris Hohmann

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