18 NC counties are under alert, including Cumberland, Johnston, Harnett, Nash, and Wilson counties. Details
Published: 2015-01-03 08:01:00
Updated: 2015-01-03 22:38:31
Posted January 3, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Patchy mist and light drizzle will continue overnight and into Sunday across central and eastern North Carolina, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.
"We're not expecting any substantial rain tonight, but the big story here is the fog," Maze said. "As the fog continues to thicken, drivers should use extra caution tonight when traveling on the roadways."
On Sunday, an approaching front will create showers and possibly thunderstorms during the late morning and afternoon hours. Warm air ahead of the front will push daytime highs into the low to mid 70s.
"The cold front will be a little bit weaker as it passes through North Carolina, but it could still generate bands of showers and possibly thunderstorms as it moves through," Maze said. "The greatest chance for precipitation will be from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there is a chance for some isolated severe weather."
Some storms could generate locally strong wind gusts or heavy downpours.
Behind the front, cooler, drier air will settle in for the bulk of the work week. Highs Monday and Tuesday will be cooler, topping out in the upper 40s and low 50s.
"Really cold air is going to arrive later in the week," Maze said. "High temperatures on Thursday could stay below freezing."