Showers And Thunderstorms Likely In Triad

8:22 PM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- While parts of the Piedmont Triad had a few showers and storms Friday night, much more rain is on the way for the weekend.

A storm system moving east through the Tennessee Valley will merge with a cold front dropping in from the Ohio Valley to bring a good chance of rain to the Triad through Monday.

A few stray showers will be possible Saturday morning, but as the heat of the day begins to build there will be an increasing chance for showers and thunderstorms. Elevated moisture content in the atmosphere Saturday evening will generate the threat for locally heavy rainfall that could result in minor creek and small stream flooding.

The storm system will be slow to move through the Triad producing a continued chance for showers and thunderstorms through Sunday and even into Monday. The greatest risk for heavy rain and thunderstorms will be during the afternoon hours, but even a few stronger storms could linger into the evening and first half of the overnight.

Rainfall totals through Monday could amount to more than 2 inches in some locations. Greater rainfall totals will be likely closer to the North Carolina and Virginia state line.

Temperatures will be a little cooler through the weekend with highs on Saturday and Sunday in the mid-upper 70s. Overnight temperatures will remain relatively mild with lows in the middle 60s

After Monday the chance of rain will drop off as the slow moving systems exits the region. Meanwhile, high temperatures will rise once again with highs next Wednesday back into the middle 80s.

Stay up to date with the latest and most accurate forecast in the Triad by visiting's weather section. You can also track the storms anytime on WFMY News 2's Interactive Radar.

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