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Clouds, Rain, & Wild Temperature Fluctuations Expected This Week

It will be a wild week of weather with abundant clouds, intermediate showers, and wild temperature fluctuations expected.

Showers are expected Monday across much of the Carolinas. The best chance of rain tomorrow be along and east of I-95 in coastal areas. Western and piedmont locations will see showers overnight and Monday morning. Temperatures will be mild once again on Monday, with most areas in the 60s.

On Tuesday, high pressure will push cold air from the northeast into the Carolinas. Temperatures will be 20-30 degrees cooler than Monday with cloudy skies. Most areas will remain in the upper 40s for highs with light rain showers and drizzle possible.

The image below is from the GFS computer model, and notice the warmer than average temperatures on Tuesday have been pushed westward.

On Wednesday, high pressure is expected to push to our east, allowing warmer air to return. Wednesday will also feature the lowest rain chances. Expect a 20% chance of rain, mostly across the mountains. Skies will also break, allowing for partly cloudy skies, especially across eastern NC.

I am watching another system for Wednesday evening into the weekend, and there are more questions than answers at the moment. Rain will be possible again, but it is impossible to determine when the best chances will be at the moment. Regardless, it looks like the above average temperatures and cloudy skies will last through the end of the work week.

The GFS computer model shows the above average temperatures across the Carolinas through Thursday. Notice even with the cooler temperatures on Tuesday, most areas will be 10-20 degrees above average this week.

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