Storms linger ahead of near record-breaking heat
Posted July 16
Raleigh, N.C. — A cold front that slipped south into North Carolina on Saturday night brought with the chance for storms that will linger through the start of the work week.
Hit and miss storms began falling around the Triangle on Sunday afternoon, prompting several advisories and causing downed trees in Wake and Nash counties.
WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said the rain could linger overnight and Monday could see a foggy start to the day, particularly in eastern counties.
"Be aware of that tomorrow morning as you make your plans for your commute," she said.
Wilmoth said the chance for showers remains through Monday and Tuesday as a stationary frontal boundary lingers by the coast and temperatures will remain close to normal for this time of year through midweek.
Things will change as the weekend approaches though, as temperatures approach near record highs. Wilmoth said the forecast temperature for Friday is 99 degrees, which is just a few degrees shy of the record high temperature of 102 degrees, set in 2011.
"It's defeinitely a hot end to the work week," she said.
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