Storms rumble overnight, return Sunday afternoon
Posted July 21, 2012
Updated July 22, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — A stalled front will continue fueling steady waves of storms and showers over central and eastern North Carolina Sunday afternoon. The hit-and-miss storms sparked at least one house fire Saturday.
Authorities said lightning might have sparked a house fire at 1801 Willis Ave. in the Five Points area of Raleigh and did start a house fire at 559 Jamestown Road in Pittsboro. No injuries were reported.
"Last night, one or two smaller storms (popped up) – one of those rolling right across northern Wake County, producing a lot of lightning as it went through," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss. "It was a loud, rumbling one."
The cold front draped in a line across the center of North Carolina will make sure a similar weather pattern prevails Sunday afternoon and evening as well.
Although temperatures dropped in the wake of the storms, the cold front won't bring any lasting relief from the heat.
Sunday will see a high around 92 degrees, the mid 90s will return Monday, and the mercury will be up to 98 degrees by Tuesday.
Similar chances for late-day showers and storms stretch throughout the next week.