The slow-moving upper-level storm system that drenched much of the viewing area on Monday, and brought showers Tuesday, will still be the primary weather maker for the central part of the state today.
ABC11 Meteorologist Don "Big Weather" Schwenneker says there will be lots of clouds Wednesday with occasional sunny breaks. Temperatures will top out in the lower 70s.
"Once again there will be a couple of showers in spots and a few afternoon thunderstorms," Schwenneker said. "After one final shower or thunderstorm here and there this evening, the upper-level low pressure area will move away. The sky will turn partly cloudy overnight and temperatures will fall down into the mid 50s."
Thursday and Friday is expected to be sunnier with warmer temperatures.
Readings will climb to near 80 degrees Thursday and then up into the 80s on Friday.
Schwenneker says there may be an isolated pop-up afternoon or evening shower either day, but most locations will not have any rain.
"A cold front will move across the region this weekend," he said. "It will set off a few showers and thunderstorms Saturday. Temperatures will still reach near 80 degrees both days."
Much cooler air will sweep into North Carolina on Sunday night and Monday, with possible record lows on Monday night.