33 NC counties are under alert, including Wake, Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Chatham counties. Details
Published: 2013-06-16 09:33:00
Updated: 2013-06-16 14:13:58
Posted June 16, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Father's Day might get sticky in central North Carolina, and that won't just be from ribs on the grill. The afternoon will be much more moist than we've seen in recent days and temperatures will push the 90-degree mark, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.
The humidity will continue to rise through Sunday evening and into Monday when a cool front brings the chance for storms late.
Temperatures started out cool and comfortable Sunday, in the 60s, but had climbed to 87 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport by mid-afternoon.
"We got a fairly bright start to the day," Moss said. "There's not much to see on satellite and radar."
Expect generally clear skies with some high clouds through Sunday evening.
"Tomorrow our chance of showers and thunderstorms increases a good bit," Moss said. That chance remains greater than 50 percent through Tuesday. "Some of the showers could be heavy then," he added.
Behind the front, highs stay in the low-80s through Friday and overnight lows will dip to about 68 degrees.