4 April 2022
Raleigh, N.C. — A frost advisory is in effect for parts of the viewing area Monday morning, where temperatures in the low 30s could harm sensitive plants.
At 4:30 a.m., temperatures were in the low to mid 30s north of the Triangle. From Raleigh southward, temperatures were in the 40s.
WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood said Monday will warm up quickly, with a high of 70 degrees expected in Raleigh. Plenty of sunshine is expected, so it will be a lovely day to get outdoors.
Tuesday will stay dry for the first half of the day before rain moves in from the west in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s.
We could see rain as early as 5 p.m. and scattered storms as early as 6 p.m., Sheerwood said.
Showers and thunderstorms ranging from strong to severe will be likely Tuesday evening by 8 p.m., when counties south of the Triangle are under a Level 1 risk for severe weather. Sheerwood said storms are more likely to be severe in our southern counties, including Cumberland County.
The storms should leave the area by 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Wednesday will be partly to mostly cloudy morning with a few lingering showers possible for the morning commute, but turning drier through the morning.
Wednesday’s forecast is trending drier as we will be in between systems so count on a partly cloudy and warm afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
While Wednesday is looking drier, another batch of rain comes our way for the second half of Thursday.
The Triangle is under a Level 1 risk for severe weather, with areas to the west under a Level 2 risk. Right now it looks like storms will be scattered throughout the afternoon, but the ones that form could become strong to severe.
Friday will be a dry, mild day, with a high in the mid 60s. Saturday and Sunday will be sunny but cooler, with highs in the low 60s. A stray shower will be possible Saturday night.