A front will bring showers on Tuesday, but windy conditions return for Wednesday and below average temperatures are in store for the remainder of your work week.
Rain is expected on Tuesday as a slow moving cold front moves across the Carolinas. Rain begins in the mountains around daybreak, spreading eastward across the foothills and piedmont through the morning hours. Rain continues across eastern NC, including Raleigh and Fayetteville, through the evening and overnight hours Tuesday before tapering off Wednesday morning.
Most areas are expected to receive a quarter to a half of an inch of rain, with higher amounts possible across central and eastern NC. The image below is the NAM computer model 24 hour precipitation through Wednesday morning.
Behind the front, winds will increase on Wednesday. Outside the mountains, winds are expected to gust up to 30 mph. Winds in the mountains will gust 50-60 mph from the northwest, which will allow snow showers to develop Tuesday Night through Wednesday Night. Accumulating snow is possible, especially across the highest elevations.
Winds will begin to subside Wednesday evening; however, we will be left with below average temperatures. High temperatures on Thursday and Friday will be 5-10 degrees below average for this time of year.
Early indications are rain will be returning for your weekend. I will continue to monitor the weekend forecast and will keep you updated with any changes.