RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Stationary low pressure near the coast of South Carolina at the surface, and supported aloft, has led to the widespread rainy pattern we have been experiencing over the last several days. That low will stick around for Sunday, then start to weaken and start drifting east by Monday. The heaviest rain chances will be in the southern and southwestern part of the state on Sunday. With that in mind, a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday for areas south of the Triangle. A Wind Advisory remains in effect for central North Carolina until Monday morning; as winds could gust to 35 miles per hour and with our saturated ground, could topple some trees. High pressure should build in mid-week and that will lead to some beautiful fall days and finally some sunshine.
Sunday will be cloudy with some more rain and drizzle. Showers will be more widespread and heavier south of the Triangle. The high will be 69. Winds will be northeast 10-20 mph. The rain risk will be 60 percent.
Sunday night will be cloudy with more rain showers likely, especially south of the Triangle. The overnight low will be 60. Winds will be northeast 10-20 mph. The rain risk will be 60 percent.
Monday will be cloudy with some rain and drizzle in the morning, then some scattered showers, especially southeast of the Triangle in the afternoon. The high will be 66, winds will be north 8-15 mph. The rain risk will be 50 percent.
Tuesday will be cloudy to partly sunny. The high will be around 70, after a morning low of 54.
Wednesday will mostly sunny and beautiful with a high of 74, after a morning low of 54.
Thursday will also be mostly sunny with a high of 73, after a morning low of 53.
Friday is expected to be mostly to partly sunny with a high of 74, after a morning low of 57.
Next Saturday will be partly sunny with just a slight chance of a shower. The high will be 76, after a morning low of 58. The rain risk will be 20 percent.
In the Tropics, Hurricane Joaquin is still a powerful category 3 storm as it moves toward Bermuda. The hurricane is expected to pass to the west of Bermuda late Sunday and weaken as it heads out to the North Atlantic next week.
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