Cold front brings risk of severe storms Saturday night, Sunday
Posted July 15
Raleigh, N.C. — A cold front slipping south into North Carolina on Saturday night will bring a low risk of severe weather to the state.
The weak front will combine with the hot, humid weather that blanketed much of the state earlier this week to produce the risk for storms. WRAL meteorologist Aimme Wilmoth said the main concern will be wind damage.
"These could bring some heavy rain and very frequent lightning as well, especially in our southern counties," Wilmoth said.
"There has been a lot of rain in a short amount of time in Fayetteville and in Autryville."
The storms will die off in the overnight hours, though some storms could linger near the coast.
Another round of storms will move in for some on Sunday afternoon. The best chance of the storms will be from Fayetteville and points to the south.
"By lunchtime Sunday we could have some rain, and in Fayetteville some flooding could be possible."
High pressure moving in behind the cold front will bring fairer weather and drier air, Wilmoth said.
With rain comes slightly cooler temperatures.
"These fronts will be bringing in some cooler air than the 90s we experienced last week," Wilmoth said.
These storms foreshadow a stormy week ahead, with more thunderstorms on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
A few spotty afternoon storms are possible on Thursday, but the chance for thunderstorms drastically decreases.
Expect temperatures to remain in the high 80s through the week.
The heat and humidity looks as though it is here to stay.