Rain totals inching up as daily storms move into the Triangle

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Overnight weather forecast

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Central North Carolina has received around 1-2 inches of rain this week, and as much as 3 inches could still be on the way.

On Tuesday evening, Duke Energy reported more than 2,000 power outages in Durham and surrounding areas. Most of the power in Durham was later restored, though several hundred remained without power in and around Chapel Hill.

And in Alamance County, about 2,000 outages were reported, mostly in north Burlington and the northern part of the county. Those customers remained without power through at least 11 p.m.

The unsettled weather pattern will stick around through the end of the week thanks to an upper-level low sitting over much of the Southeast.

Plenty of moisture in the air could lead to heavy rain and even localized flooding. The Triangle could receive 2 to 4 inches of rain through the weekend as the system stalls out over the area but localized amounts can be even higher, closer to 6 inches.

One model specifically is spitting out some hefty numbers through the end of the week. Forecasts are not calling for severe weather just flooding impacts from heavy rain.

With the low overhead producing rain and cloudy conditions, temperatures throughout the week will be below average for this time of year, hovering within a few degrees of 80. It appears that dew points will surpass 70 for the foreseeable future as well which will lead to sticky conditions.

Saturday may be the first break in the rain for some. However, showers will still be in the area. Sunday will have a mix of sun and clouds; it will be hot and humid with a slight chance of storms south and east of the Triangle.