Cold front brings strong storms to Triangle

Posted September 5

— Severe thunderstorm warnings began popping up Tuesday night as a cold front moved into North Carolina on Tuesday night.

Storms began moving through at about 9 p.m., bringing heavy rain and strong winds. In Wake County, about 1,300 customers were without power as a result of the storms.

“There’s a strong chance they could be strong to severe as they move on by,” said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

The storm also caused a large tree limb to fall onto a North Carolina State University Wolfline bus on Dan Allen Drive. Nobody was injured and damage to the bus appeared to be cosmetic.

Tree falls on Wolfline bus

Showers are expected to continue overnight and the dreary weather will linger through the Wednesday morning commute.

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"It won't be bright like it was today. We expect plenty of clouds, maybe a shower," Maze said.

Rain will taper off for a bit during the morning hours, but a second line of storms will move into the area Wednesday afternoon and could bring severe weather.

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Temperatures on Wednesday will top out in the upper 70s, and overnight lows will be in the 50s.

Once the storms move out, temperatures are expected to remain cooler and dry for the remainder of the week.

"After our front moves by Wednesday, with that high chance of rain, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday all look good," Maze said.

Rain could be seen in the area again on Monday, based on Hurricane Irma's projected path.


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