Widespread storms not expected after hottest day of the year so far
Posted June 14
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh saw the hottest temperatures of the year so far Wednesday, but rain in the forecast during the evening won't bring much relief from the heat.
WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said the high temperature recorded at Raleigh-Durham International Airport reached 91 degrees under clear sunny skies, but the chance for rain began moving in Wednesday afternoon.
The region is under a level 1 (on a scale of 1 to 5) risk of severe weather and storms could bring damaging winds, small hail and heavy rain.
"It would not be on a widespread basis. There would maybe be one ot rwo warnings and that would be it," Maze said. "We're really not expecting widespread storms."
The chance for rain remains in the forecast until about midnight, but Maze said there will be another chance to see storms Thursday afternoon.
Hot temperatures, in the upper 80s and low 90s stick around for the next week and nearly every day carries a chance of storms, Maze said.
"It looks like most of those days will be rain-free, but keep the umbrellas handy during the afternoon and evening," said WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.