Published: 2017-06-05 05:32:00
Updated: 2017-06-05 23:20:46
Posted June 5
Raleigh, N.C. — A tornado warning issued Monday for Nash and Edgecombe counties expired after about 20 minutes Monday evening, but the chance for storms and showers remains throughout the region overnight.
WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said that tornado warnings will not be prevalent, but storms will not taper off until the overnight hours.
Parts of the central part of the state are under an enhance risk for severe storms, which is the second of five threat levels issued by the National Weather Service. Damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain are possible.
Flooding was reported in the basement of the Nash County Sheriff's Office and standing water on Interstate 440 near Six Forks Road caused two vehicles to hydroplane and a police SUV to crash Monday night.
Maze said the rain should taper off toward daybreak Tuesday and the chance for rain should stay to the south of the Triangle during the day.
"I think here in the Triangle and northward we should be dry and cool tomorrow," he said.
Temperatures on Tuesday will be in the low 80s and will dip into the 70s by Wednesday as a result of the cold front.
"I think once we get rid of the activity we have out there tonight, Wednesday and Thursday should be much more pleasant," Maze said.
Sunnier skies should emerge by Wednesday, but the chance for some storms and rain will continue to pop up throughout the week.