24 NC counties and 2 VA counties are under alert, including Johnston, Wayne, Nash, Franklin, and Halifax counties. Details
Published: 2015-06-01 05:59:00
Updated: 2015-06-01 18:06:30
Posted June 1, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Spotty thunderstorms dropped moderate to heavy rain throughout central North Carolina Monday afternoon.
"Much needed rain," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. "I can’t tell you how excited I am to see rain on the radar."
Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Vance and Granville counties until 6:30 p.m. A warning for Person County was canceled.
A brief downpour will cool the air but will leave it much more humid, WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said.
The seven-day forecast reads like a song played on repeat: Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms each day this week.
"Everyday this week features a chance for thunderstorms, especially a good chance tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday," Maze said. "If you've been begging for rain, well there it is."
Temperatures will push 90 degrees Monday before a cold front moves in from the west.
As the cold front stalls in the area, mostly cloudy skies will dominate along with a chance of off-and-on showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon and evening.
The clouds will hold temperatures in check; highs will be in the mid 80s, and even lower on Wednesday, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
The humidity will remain high throughout the week.