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Published: 2013-08-09 22:59:00
Updated: 2013-08-11 16:44:03
Posted August 9, 2013
Updated August 11, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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 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.