Hit-or-miss storms likely Sunday

Posted May 26
Updated May 28

— Many balloons soared Saturday at the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest. But conditions could be different Sunday afternoon.

"We do have the potential for some showers and storms throughout the day Sunday" WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wimoth said. "We'll have an even greater risk toward the afternoon and evening."

"It will be a warm and humid day with temperatures in the 70s to start and mid to upper 80s as the day progresses."

The clusters of showers or thunderstorms could be severe with a level 2 of 5 on the threat scale.

Wilmoth said some of those storms will be strong and carry the threat of lightning and damaging winds.

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"Showers and storms are possible Sunday in the morning," Wilmoth said. "Heat will definitely be fueling some of these storms with high temperatures to finish the weekend."

Memorial Day will start off dry, but thunderstorms are possible for later in the day.

The rest of the week should be drier with warm temperatures.


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