15 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Nash, Halifax, Edgecombe, Mecklenburg, VA, and Northampton counties. Details
Published: 2016-08-19 10:23:00
Updated: 2016-08-21 20:55:40
Posted August 19, 2016
Updated August 21, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Brief but strong storms worked their way through North Carolina Sunday ahead of a cold front that will keep temperatures—and humidity—low through much of next week.
High temperatures on Sunday remained in the low 90s with partly cloudy skies. Storms began moving through the area at about 7 p.m. and left some without power in Moore County and caused downed power lines and trees in several areas.
WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said the chance of rain drops dramatically overnight as cooler, drier air begins to move in to provide relief from the recent high temperatures.
Beginning Monday, the high temperature will only reach into the high 80s, and overnight lows will fall into the mid-60s for the first time in months.
Temperatures won't reach 90 again until Friday, but, even then, the low will drop down into the low 60s.
"Behind (the front) we may end up with much lower humidity and quite a bit of sunshine as we start of the week next week," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.