After another beautiful day across the Triangle, with temperatures in the 80's, a cool down is on the way. Tonight, clouds will gradually increase, and temperatures should drop to near 60 degrees. Tomorrow will be warm, but slightly cooler than today, due to mostly cloudy skies. High temperatures will be in the upper 70's for the Triangle and lower 80's in the Sandhills.
Our threat for showers and isolated thunderstorms will go up Monday afternoon as moisture increases ahead of a frontal boundary. Numerous showers are likely Monday night into Tuesday, and most will linger into the day Tuesday as a cold front crosses North Carolina. A few of the storms could be strong, with damaging winds. We should see a soaking rain as well. Isolated spots could see between 1-2 inches of rain with this system.
The good news is that the rain should move east quickly, and we should clear out Wednesday. Bright sunshine will linger into Thursday, and temperatures will be much cooler. Highs on Wednesday will only reach the upper 50's. We will then begin a slow climb to a warmer weekend.
Right now, it looks as if we could see another batch of rain Saturday, but we will have more details on that as the week progresses.