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Storms continue to move out of Triangle

Posted August 3, 2013
Updated August 4, 2013

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— The severe storms are on their way out of the Triangle, but the chance of thunderstorms continues overnight Saturday for part of the viewing area. 

Communities south and east of Raleigh could see a few storms overnight, these including heavy rain and gusty winds. 

These strong stormed moved through Wake County earlier Saturday around 7:30 p.m., causing flash flooding, lightening and hail. Over 2 inches of rain fell in Raleigh and more than 2.5 inches in Cary . 

Saturday night nearly 2,000 Progress Energy customers were without power in Wake County.

Highs Saturday reached into the lower 90s, but cooler, drier air is on the way.

"The storms are expected to clear out of the WRAL viewing area by early morning hours, but we can't rule out a stray shower Sunday," WRAL Meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said. "The cold front moves in early Sunday which will bring a shot of drier air and some pleasantly cool temperatures."

The Triangle could see temperatures into the low 60s Monday and some of the areas to the north could see lows into the upper 50s. 

Highs for much of the upcoming work week are expected to reach the upper 80s and some 90s.

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