Periods of Rain, Much Cooler Today

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Unsettled Week: A stationary front will hang along the NC coast through the end of the work week. This, along with a few disturbances, will lead to scattered showers and storms each day this week. Locally heavy rain may lead to street flooding. Afternoon highs will be in the mid and upper 70s Tuesday and Wednesday, with morning lows in the 60s. Afternoon highs will be in the low and mid 80s Thursday and Friday.

The Weekend: The front will gradually weaken Friday night into Saturday morning, leading to a drop in rain chances. This being said, a few spotty showers and isolated storms will be possible this weekend, mixed in with sun. Afternoon highs will be in the low and mid 80s Saturday, with lows near 70. Temps will climb to around 90 Sunday and Monday with only isolated rain chances.

Tropics-Near the Cabo Verde Islands: A small area of low pressure with a few associated showers and thunderstorms has formed about 120 miles south of Praia in the Cabo
Verde Islands. Tropical development will be hard for this wave as it's expected to
move northward into cooler waters, however it may bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the Capo Verde Islands. Overall, dry and dusty air continues to dominate much of the Atlantic Basin. Tropical waves coming off the African coast will likely continue to clear away some of this dry, dusty air and provide a boost of tropical moisture to the main developmental region of the basin. This trend is expected to continue into the middle of August, with the chances for tropical development increasing as a result.

Have a great day!
Kweilyn Murphy

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