Heavy rain, cold front bring little relief from heat

Posted July 8

— Heavy rain moved through as a result of a cold front Saturday night, but Triangle residents are unlikely to get serious relief from the heat.

A flood advisory issued by the National Weather Service for was canceled two hours early for several counties and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for several counties throughout the night.

Lightning in Knightdale

WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said the storms were a result of a cold front approaching the Triangle.

The cold front is expected to stall along Interstate 95 on Sunday and will bring another chance of rain Sunday, mostly in southeastern counties. The Triangle will see a 20 percent chance of rain, Wilmoth said.

"If we see anything tomorrow, it won't be severe," she said.

While temperatures will dip into the 80s as the cold front moves through, it is not expected to bring any long-term relief from the heat. Temperatures will be in the low to mid-90s for the remainder of the week.

“We see the heat back off a bit but it’s still going to be warm outside,” Wilmoth said.


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