Triangle to stay wet Wednesday through the weekend

February 27, 2019

Wednesday kicks off a string of wet days, with a low-pressure system keeping things rainy until Sunday.

The day started with patchy showers and temperatures in the mid-to-upper 40s.

Temperatures are expected to rise to about 50 degrees.

A cold front is moving in and bobbing north and south, bringing “wild swings in temperature,” meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Thursday’s high will be 61, but Friday’s high will be 49. Low temperatures both days will be around 40 degrees.

Waves of low pressure were riding along that cold front, Gardner said, which will keep the Triangle and surrounding areas wet.

There’s a 30 to 40 percent chance of rain everyday throughout Sunday. Sunday is expected to be the wettest day.

As rain moves out, cold air moves in, which could make precipitation wintry north of the Triangle on Monday morning.

Gardner warns that it’s too early to tell what kind of precipitation will fall, though.