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Chance of rain rises for Easter weekend

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As we head into Easter weekend, skies will turn gray and rain chances will go up.

Today skies will turn mostly cloudy but it will remain dry and cool.  High pressure to our northeast will continue to pump in unseasonably cool air.  The high will be just 61.  Our normal high for this time of year is 73.

Tonight, moisture from a low pressure storm system along the Gulf Coast will spread rain across central North Carolina.  So rain will develop and lows will stay in the middle 40s.

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That low pressure system will move up the southeast Atlantic coast Saturday and keep our skies cloudy with rain being likely.  With the rain cooled air, highs will only be in the upper 50s to near 60 on Saturday.

The low will move very slowly out to sea late Saturday night and will keep mostly cloudy skies over central North Carolina into Easter Sunday.  Easter will be cool with a high of 66 and a slight chance of rain in the morning.  Some sun could filter in during the day, mainly north and west of the Triangle.  Even though there will be clouds, sunrise will be 6:36 on Easter for any sunrise services and temperatures will be in the upper 40s.

Easter Monday will be mostly to partly sunny with highs finally reaching the lower 70s.  A cold front could give us a couple of showers by Tuesday afternoon with a mixture of clouds and some sun.  Highs on Tuesday will be 75.  Behind the front, skies will clear and highs will be in the lower to middle 70s, which is right where we normally are for this time of year.

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