Scattered showers, storms continue through weekend

Posted May 21, 2016

— After a mostly dry afternoon in the Triangle, a storm system accompanied by heavy rain and lighting will threatened central North Carolina Saturday night , according to WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.

“We could have the potential for some flash flooding, as well as lots of lightning and some gusty winds,” Wilmoth said.

The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued severe thunderstorm warnings for Chatham and Randolph Counties Saturday evening, which expired at 7 p.m.

Wilmoth said the storm system will enter the Triangle around 8 p.m. but should move out of the area by midnight.

“Just be very careful if you’re going to be headed out in the next couple of hours,” Wilmoth said. “All of these showers are headed to the north and the east, so we’re going to have a few hours where we’re going to have to deal with the potential of storms.”

Wilmoth said the chances of severe weather overnight is minimal.

Sunday will be welcomed cloudy skies with the chance of scattered showers and storms by midday with highs in the low 70s and lows in the 50s.

"We're not out of the woods with the rain tonight, and not with tomorrow either," Wilmoth said. "We'll have some spotty showers and storms, but it won't rain all day tomorrow."

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  • Bob Winslow May 21, 2016
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    This was the nicest "Rain-filled weekend" I've experienced in quite some time. Warm, sunny afternoon. Am reading a good book, Hyperbole and a Half...