Storms ramp up for Sunday
Posted June 29, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Sunshine broke through the clouds in many parts of central North Carolina Saturday evening, but the unsettled weather pattern that arrived early in the work week is still holding on strong, making overnight storms a possibility.
"We can't rule out the possibility of an isolated storm over night, but the best chance of storms will be Sunday afternoon and evening," said WRAL Meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.
The storms Sunday are expected to bring heavy rain at times. "The ground is already saturated which means there is a potential for flooding," said Wilmoth.
Nearly 2 inches of rain has fallen at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in the last 24 hours, and several other locations in the central part of the state saw at least 1 inch of rain on Friday.
Areas east of the Triangle could wake up to a few showers, but temperatures Sunday will be in the low 80s.
The chance for stormy weather will increase early in the work week, although the temperatures will hover in the mid-80s instead of low 90s.
Those headed to the North Carolina beaches or mountains for the Fourth of July won't escape the storms. The forecast in those areas is much the same – muggy days with the chance for rain at greater than 50 percent each afternoon.