On and off quick downpours will be possible through Sunday afternoon. Heavier rain could bring another 1 to 3 inches of rain to a few locations late Sunday and into Monday afternoon.
It's the first day of a new school year for most of North Carolina's 1.5 million public school students.
Troopers want to use the start of the traditional academic year on Monday to give a reminder to motorists that the law requires drivers to stop and stay in place when a school bus has its stop sign and flashing red lights engaged.
Statistics show that too many motorists disobey the law. A statewide count by school bus drivers on one day last March reported that 3,300 vehicles illegally passed their stopped bus.
Twelve students have been killed boarding or leaving a school bus since 1999. Four of those deaths were last year.
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