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Spotty storms pop up over central NC

Posted April 4, 2012

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Wednesday was sunny and humid in the Triangle, a prescription that cued scattered storms as a cold front moved in after 4 p.m.

 

The National Weather Service had most of central North Carolina under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m. The watch simply means that conditions are ripe for storms to form. The greatest chance for severe weather comes for those in north central and northeastern North Carolina.

"We're looking at the chance for mainly wind and hail with those storms," WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said.

 

The damage will be no where near what was seen in Texas Tuesday, where an upper level low produced at least two large tornadoes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

"We don't expect tornadoes, but we could see a couple of isolated storms producing damaging wind gusts later in the afternoon and evening," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. "It's something to keep an eye on."

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

High temperatures topped out over 80 degrees Wednesday afternoon, more than 15 degrees above normal for the first week of April. 

Once the front clears Wednesday evening, temperatures will fall back into the mid-50s overnight and set up a two-day break from the heat. 

Rain showers will keep things cool Thursday, as high temperatures climb into the low-to-mid 60s. On Friday, parts of the area might not see temperatures climb above 60. 

The Easter weekend forecast is pleasant, with sunshine and temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s returning to the area.

Despite the increase in daytime temperatures, overnight lows will stay cool, dipping into the upper 30s to near 40 both Saturday and Sunday. 

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  • jblake1932 Apr 5, 2012

    Looks like the 20% chance of rain has turned into a 100% chance of rain! Ha HA!!

  • jblake1932 Apr 5, 2012

    I too heard thunder a minute ago. Oop's, I have to go get under a rock and hide, i'm sooo scared of thunder and rain!! Need more watches given out!

  • djhartm Apr 4, 2012

    Not safe. Heard some wind & a clap of thunder. Street looks like it might be wet. Going back under the house with my weather radio...

  • injameswetrust2003 Apr 4, 2012

    "You seem to think storms don't kill"-seankelly

    Actually what I was really saying is remotes should have a "turn off word crawl" button for those of us who are aware of impending doom and would still like to enjoy the game nevertheless.

  • jblake1932 Apr 4, 2012

    seankelly: Calm down, it's only a little thunder and rain. We will be ok, take a deep breath.

  • Uhavenoclu Apr 4, 2012

    They didn't. It is the reason for the historic number of deaths. You seem to think that storms don't kill and even if they do you can just look out the window and you are safe. If that were the case then there wouldn't have been so many deaths prior to when NOAA began to broadcast alerts.

    They did survive...they just didn't panic like todays people do....Fear makes you think...Panic kills.

  • seankelly15 Apr 4, 2012

    njameswetrust2003 - "Wow, how did people protect themselves from thunderstorms before we had all these radars, forecasts, and words endlessly crawling across the tv screen?"

    They didn't. It is the reason for the historic number of deaths. You seem to think that storms don't kill and even if they do you can just look out the window and you are safe. If that were the case then there wouldn't have been so many deaths prior to when NOAA began to broadcast alerts.

  • southerntalent Apr 4, 2012

    I love my weather call and noaa radio,even if itwakes me up at 4am or 5am,after having our neighborhood wrecked last year,makes u take a lot more caution.

  • injameswetrust2003 Apr 4, 2012

    Wow, how did people protect themselves from thunderstorms before we had all these radars, forecasts, and words endlessly crawling across the tv screen?

    (oh yea..they looked out the window)

  • simplelogic Apr 4, 2012

    "I don't want them to call me in the middle of the nite just to tell me it is hailing. man."

    Then don't sign up for the service. Man, it's simple.

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