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Raleigh, N.C. — You will certainly need an umbrella and rain jacket with you this weekend.
Remnant rainfall from Delta will extend all the way into North Carolina on Saturday and Sunday. Areas near the Triangle could see severe weather from Delta’s remnants and the mountains of North Carolina are at-risk for flooding.
Hurricane Delta made landfall in Louisiana around 7 p.m. on Friday night as a Cat. 2 storm. It has since been downgraded to a Tropical Storm.
Wind speeds of Tropical Storm Delta will continue to decrease, while the pressure of the storm will rise.
“That’s certainly good news in terms of the strength of the storm,”WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood said
The storm will likely weaken to a tropical depression later on Saturday.
Rain was falling at a moderate rate on Saturday morning in North Carolina, Sheerwood said.
On Sunday afternoon there is a chance for severe storms in our area, especially for areas for the south of the Triangle.
North Carolina’s western counties have a flood watch in place for this weekend due to increased rainfall from Delta.
In the next 5 days, the mountains could see between 2 to 4 inches of rain.
A cold front is moving in on Tuesday and temps are going to cool down once again.
Our rain chances will return back to zero on Wednesday, and Thursday is looking like the best day of the week. There’s no chance of rain and the high is going to be a nice 75 degrees.