RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The cool, cloudy and damp weather we had Friday will continue for parts of Saturday as we head into a big graduation weekend for area colleges. It’s also Mother’s Day weekend and the sun will be out by Sunday along with warmer temperatures. There is another chance of storms with heavier rain between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday morning, but severe weather looks like it will stay to the south of central North Carolina.
A River Flood Warning continues on the Neuse River at Clayton and Smithfield, minor flooding is occurring and will continue into the weekend.
Friday night into Saturday morning, a final cold front will move through, and with it there will be a good chance of showers and a possible storm. That front will push along the coast on Saturday and scattered showers will still be possible. Temperatures will still stay cool on Saturday.
Skies will be sunny for Mother’s Day, on Sunday, as high pressure builds in. A dry and warm weather pattern will set up for next work week. Skies will be mostly sunny from Monday through Thursday, with highs warming back into the upper 80s by Wednesday and into Thursday.
Tonight will be cloudy with showers likely and a storm possible after midnight. The overnight low will be 56. Winds will be variable around 5 mph. The rain risk will be 70 percent.
Saturday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers, mainly in the morning. The high will be 67. Winds will be north-northwest around 5 mph. The rain risk will be 50 percent.
Saturday Night will have clearing skies. The overnight low will be 53. Winds will be light and variable.
Sunday, Mother’s Day will be sunny and warmer. The high will be near 80, winds will be west 5 to 10 mph.
Monday will be mostly sunny. The high will be 83; after a morning low of 59. Tuesday will be sunny. The high will be 86, after a morning low of 59.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny and warmer. The high will be 88, after a morning low of 62. Thursday will be mostly sunny. The high will be 90, after a morning low of 66.