Hot, muggy morning gives way to evening storms

Posted August 9, 2013
Updated August 11, 2013

— Sunday afternoon and evening will repeat Saturday's stormy pattern as a very moist air mass remains in place over central North Carolina.

"We haven't had a big air mass change," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss. "We've still got a front that's kind of stalled to our north."

That means showers and storms are likely as the heat climbs upward through the day, with a slight chance for severe weather in some areas. Storms could bring damaging wind gusts, excessive lightning and heavy rains. WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

Like Saturday, Sunday will be hot and muggy with highs in the low 90s and a heat index exceeding 105 degrees in some spots.  

Patchy low clouds and temperatures in the low 70s kicked off the morning, but dampness in the air signaled another sweltering day. That pattern will linger over the next few days before a big change mid-week. Temperatures will drop dramatically, but our wetter than normal summer pattern will continue. Between 2-3 inches of rain is expected between Sunday and Friday. 


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  • TTDD Aug 12, 2013

    Also, the storms did not happen. Gee, anyone can be a weatherman. The possibility of rain, the chances are....................

  • tmed1938 Aug 12, 2013

    This is news? Yesterday was Sunday !!!