Tuesday, January 25, 2022

High pressure gives Triangle cool, dry weekend

— Diminishing clouds over the Triangle will break up in the late morning hours and lead to a cool, sunny Saturday.

The weekend will remain mostly dry, though a few towns in eastern North Carolina registered small amounts of rain overnight and into early Saturday morning.

“Hopefully we’re going to get much more useful rainfall and substantial rainfall amounts coming up as we get into Tuesday, Wednesday and Wednesday night,” said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.

Rainfall totals around Raleigh through Wednesday night could be anywhere from half an inch to a little more than one inch, Moss said. But the mountains, where wildfires are burning the parched land, could see some much-needed rain to help douse the flames.

“Hopefully the mountains, which really need rain, could see anywhere from one (inch) to as much as five or six inches of rain,” Moss said.

A high pressure system to the west of the state will usher in breezes from the north and northwest. Those winds will keep temperatures in the mid-50s, cooler than the mid-70s that warmed the state on Friday.

A special thank you to our friends at WRAL for helping out with this post.

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