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Ideal Saturday to follow storms

Posted May 31, 2012
Updated June 2, 2012

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— Saturday promises to be sunny and mild with low humidity – a stark change after Friday's sticky, stormy weather. 

"We would typically see highs in the 80s and 90s for early June, but we will be far from that this weekend," said WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.

Instead, Saturday's high will be in the mid-70s under mostly sunny skies. Sunday will be a bit warmer, but still well within the comfortable range, Fishel said.

Strong thunderstorms rocked central North Carolina Friday evening, bringing heavy rain, hail and gusts of wind up to 50 mph.

In Raleigh, trees were down near the intersection of Creedmoor and Old Creedmoor roads. Friday storms damage Hillsborough home Friday storms damage Hillsborough home

In Orange County, a tree fell on a mobile home, denting the roof and bowing the ceiling. No one was injured, but the family of four who live there planned to spend the night in a hotel.

In southern Nash County, there were reports of trees and power lines downed by high winds. About 3,500 people were without power, according to the sheriff's office.

The North Carolina Symphony concert at Chapel Hill's Village Green and Movies on the Lawn at American Tobacco Campus were canceled in anticipation of the rain.

The National Weather Service lifted most of the severe weather watches and warnings by 10 p.m. Friday, but a few counties in the northeast corner of the state remained under a tornado watch until 2 a.m.  (View the latest severe weather alerts.)

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  • greg69innc Jun 1, 2012

    Where in tarnation is the rain? I am grilling out and enjoying myself and no storms so tonight is going to be a good night.

  • Uhavenoclu Jun 1, 2012

    YOU can do whatever YOU want. If you want to prove how fearless you are than have at it. What you DON'T have the right to do is trivialize the responsibility of the National Weather Service to provide watches and warnings for potentially life-threatening weather.

    Kife threatening?,If you are dead how do you get to heaven?..What you don't believe in Heaven abnd want to be with God in his kingdom,you want to stay in the materialistic world worrying about your money and cars and homes,?Awww poor baby,we shall see when we meet somewhere who is in the high life and who is in the low life.

  • Uhavenoclu Jun 1, 2012

    Uhavenoclu - "Woo hoo drown us baby blow us to smithereens dude. hail on me and strike me down ... Fear mongers."

    YOU can do whatever YOU want. If you want to prove how fearless you are than have at it. What you DON'T have the right to do is trivialize the responsibility of the National Weather Service to provide watches and warnings for potentially life-threatening weather.

    So you were scared and you ran for cover huh? Poor baby,should have listened to me for I don't live my life in fear...ALL IS GOOD..GOD IS ONE,GOD HAS THE POWER AND NOT THAT OTHER THING Y'ALL WORSHIP AND GIVE POWER TO,HA HA HA

  • Uhavenoclu Jun 1, 2012

    Right again...TOLD YOU SO,TOLD YOU SO,What's that,how many stories have I said and been right?????????????????????????????????????,who's crazy now limited thinking and living folks?

  • djhartm Jun 1, 2012

    Oh geez, here we go again. Better board-up the windows and retreat to the cellar with my weather radio & flashlight.

    Nothing more than a passing downpour - big deal...

  • ladyblue Jun 1, 2012

    as usual clayton is in the perfect place to miss it all. it will be horrific storms in smithfield and garner but clayton city keeps on smiling. good location i think.

  • seankelly15 Jun 1, 2012

    Uhavenoclu - "Woo hoo drown us baby blow us to smithereens dude. hail on me and strike me down ... Fear mongers."

    YOU can do whatever YOU want. If you want to prove how fearless you are than have at it. What you DON'T have the right to do is trivialize the responsibility of the National Weather Service to provide watches and warnings for potentially life-threatening weather.

  • piene2 Jun 1, 2012

    AAAAGGGGHHHHHHH, buy milk, buy bread, buy water, buy batteries, buy generators, the sky is falling!

  • shortcake53 Jun 1, 2012

    Its hot and muggy, so of course my A/C goes out today.......

  • storchheim Jun 1, 2012

    Lotta hard rain in Oxford now, a little nearby thunder, but no wind to speak of...

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