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Rain chances, humidity hang around

July 24, 2018

Rainfall 24 Hours, DMA

Wednesday promises to be another damp day across central and eastern North Carolina, with the chance for rain in Raleigh holding steady at 60 percent throughout the daylight hours.

Seventy-seven of North Carolina’s 100 counties are under flash flood watches that extend into Wednesday as the result of days of rain that has seen up to five inches fall in some parts of the state.

An overcast Tuesday saw temperatures only reach the mid-80s in the Triangle, and skies cleared through the middle part of the day to allow sun to peek through.

Showers and storms Wednesday will be scattered but numerous until evening, when the chance dips to about 30 percent.

The likelihood for precipitation is much less Thursday, Friday and through the weekend, although there are no completely dry and clear days in the seven-day forecast.

The stifling heat returns to finish out the week, pushing temperatures each day into the 90s. Each day has a sight chance for thunderstorms, especially late in the afternoon.

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