'Splendid day' on tap for Tuesday

Posted May 1

— A cold front that will move in behind a line of storms that brought rain to the Triangle will make for a much cooler Tuesday.

The storms that blew through Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi brought with them hail, strong winds and isolated tornadoes and killed at least 14 people. That line of storms moved into North Carolina Monday night, but had lessened in severity by time it arrived.

Severe thunderstorm warnings that had been issued for several counties were canceled early, but WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said that brief heavy rain and winds are still possible overnight.

"It looks like the threat of severe weather has subsided, but we're going to see those stray lightning strikes for the next few hours," Maze said.

As the storms move out overnight, cooler weather will move in with lows in the 50s Tuesday morning.

Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 70s with significantly less humidity than the Triangle has experienced over the past few days, Maze said.

"It'll be a splendid day," Maze said.

The week ahead will be cooler, with highs in the 70s for most of the week and an even milder weekend.


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