Published: 2016-06-30 06:39:00
Updated: 2016-06-30 19:40:37
Posted June 30, 2016
A stalled storm front slicing across the middle of North Carolina brought severe weather on Wednesday and could bring scattered storms this evening.
Reports of wind damage were spread out across the region as the storms toppled trees and knocked out power to thousands of people. The risk for severe storms, though, will continue over the holiday weekend.
The central part of the state was under a marginal risk for severe weather Thursday.
"I wouldn't go and cancel your Thursday evening plans, but we do have a chance of a scattered shower or storm," said WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel. "On Friday you can see more widespread (storm) coverage there.
"Expect it Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. And maybe Tuesday and Wednesday it starts to dry out a little bit," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
The risk for severe storms will dip on Friday, Fishel said, but ramp back up to a marginal level on Saturday. Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks displays aren't immune from possible storms, either—the risk for rain and thunderstorms continues into Sunday.
"Expect another (storm) front to drop in on us on Saturday and do the same thing," Fishel said. "It's going to park right here and continue to bring us the scattered thunderstorms for the weekend."