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It’s been a beautiful weekend across the Triangle, but all that will change on Monday when our rain chances return.
We’ll see scattered showers and thunderstorms pop up on Monday afternoon, starting in the north of our state and moving toward the south. The storms are coming as a cold front to the north moves down into our state.
Some areas are under a Level 1 severe risk on Monday. Areas from the Triangle and north are under the threat. The threat could expand overnight, so make sure to stay up-to-date with WRAL’s severe weather alerts.
Due to tropical moisture, we could see heavy rain, according to WRAL meteorologist Zach Maloch.
High winds are expected in areas south of Rocky Mount and Goldsboro into the Outer Banks.
Additional showers will then be possible on Tuesday as a cold front passes through North Carolina.
Once the cold front drops in from the north, it will be aided by some upper-level energy to bring about widespread showers on Tuesday.
Over the next three days, central North Carolina could pick The bulk of that rain will be around the Triangle while areas north of the Triangle will see more showers on Tuesday.up at least half-an-inch to an inch and a half of rain.
Starting on Wednesday, our heat index is going to surpass the 100s. Make sure to stay hydrated, and limit your time outdoors if possible.
Watching tropical system for development
A low pressure system off the coast of Florida now has a 40 percent chance of development over the next two days. This system could become a tropical depression, which would likely form this weekend.
As of Sunday night, it’s looking less likely that this system will develop.
The system will not impact North Carolina other than a moderate risk of rip currents at the coast.
Hurricane Hunters are expected to investigate this system on Saturday.
Typhoon could drench Tokyo Olympic Games
A new tropical storm developed Friday that could have impacts on the Tokyo Olympics.
The latest forecast for Typhoon Nepartak has the storm closing in on northern Japan and Tokyo in the next couple days.
The storm could have winds up to 40 miles per hour, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.