NC Weather: Blanket of heavy rain, strong wind gusts Memorial Day Weekend

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First Alert Evening Weather Forecast: May 27
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First Alert Evening Weather Forecast: May 27

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The wet weather forecast by the First Alert Weather Team arrived on schedule in central North Carolina, and it is here to stay.

Sunday will have minor improvements. There will still be showers and breezy conditions, however, the winds will be a little lower and the showers will not be as persistent. Tomorrow will be a little warmer too.

Memorial Day through Wednesday could include some rainy periods as well.

But this weekend, everyone in the ABC11 viewing area can expect to get at least 1 inch of rain. That's a lot of rain! On one acre of land, 1 inch of rainfall equates to more than 27,000 gallons of water.

Plus, that rain is not really escapable in North Carolina. The beaches, the mountains, the Piedmont, everybody is going to see rain this weekend.

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By Memorial Day conditions do start to improve gradually. Temperatures rebound to the 70s but there will be scattered storms. Scattered storms will linger into Tuesday. We'll be near 80 on Wednesday with only a spotty shower around the region.

Then on Thursday, summer begins to sneak its way into the conversation. Expect partly sunny skies and temperatures in the low to mid-80s, increasing to the upper 80s Friday.

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