15 NC counties and 2 VA counties are under alert, including Johnston, Nash, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Mecklenburg, VA counties. Details
Published: 2015-06-27 22:15:00
Updated: 2015-06-28 09:00:36
Posted June 27, 2015
Updated June 28, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Showers and storms moved out of central North Carolina late Saturday, paving the way for sunshine and cooler temperatures on the final day of the weekend.
Damaging wind gusts, heavy rain and lightning rocked parts of the viewing area Saturday evening. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down at about 6 p.m. in the Sanford area, but authorities said it caused no damage.
Sunshine will replace the clouds to close out the weekend, and much more pleasant air will filter into the region behind the passing cold front.
"Things look very quiet today, tomorrow and probably most of Tuesday," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. "We'll end up with a slender chance of a stray storm or two late Tuesday evening."
By 8 a.m. Sunday, the temperature in Raleigh was 70 degrees with 78 percent humidity. Highs in the region should top out in the 80s by the afternoon.
"In a lot of our area, we'll see dewpoints fall down into the 50s by the afternoon," Moss said. "So, it will be warm but not humid at all as we go through the second half of the day."
Highs will be back near 90 degrees on Monday as sunshine stays put, and highs will return to the low 90s for the rest of the work week.