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Friday could bring damaging winds and tornadoes

Posted April 2, 2009
Updated April 3, 2009

— Central North Carolina residents could wake up to some severe weather on Friday, just in time for the morning commute.

"Thunderstorms will begin developing after midnight," said WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "We're going to have all hands on deck here tomorrow morning."

The Triangle may escape the most severe weather.

“Out of this entire event we may not see more than just a few showers and an isolated storm,” said WRAL Meteorologist Mike Maze.

Some of the storms moving through the state early Friday could bring damaging winds and tornadoes.

Thursday started off foggy. Cloudy skies and drizzle should persist throughout the day with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.

"You can see rain rolling into South Carolina, so it's knocking on our door," Gardner said. "As we get through the day, expect scattered showers."

The weekend should bring some welcome relief with sunny skies and temperatures reaching the mid 70s.

"The weekend looks very nice," Gardner said. "(However), there will be a big cool down by the middle of next week."

Replay: Weather chat with WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.


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  • colliedave Apr 2, 2009

    with all of the rain we have accumulated, a moderate wind storm could take down a bunch of trees

  • batcave Apr 2, 2009

    I think Fargo ND has the worst global warming I have ever seen

  • mrmud4x4 Apr 2, 2009

    oh no..........here comes global warming again!

  • christineswisher Apr 2, 2009

    I don't mind the rain - just hope nothing else comes our way - wind is okay, just not too much. Wish we could order up our own weather but I guess we can't.

  • monkeyboy Apr 2, 2009

    "We're going to have all hands on deck here tomorrow morning."

    well, i will certainly sleep better tonight knowing this...

  • Chester007 Apr 2, 2009

    Guess you have city water. For those of us with a well, a full lake means absolutely nothing. Takes a long time for water to trickle down to ground water level. Just because the lake is full doesn't mean the drought is over. It's usually rainy this time of year. Doesn't mean you'll have water this summer.

  • DrJ Apr 2, 2009

    I guess my earlier post was deemed unacceptable, so I'll try to word this one better.....

    All this rain must be really irritating to those folks that always want to talk about a drought.