Storm systems target Triangle from east and west

Posted August 3, 2012

— Warm and sticky weather continued Friday in the Triangle, but thunderstorms struggled to develop after upper level energy over the state shifted east, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. 

"The energy we talked about is still in place, but it's much weaker than it was yesterday and it's shifted to the east," he said. "We haven't seen much in the way of thunderstorm activity this afternoon, but we can't rule out a stray shower throughout the evening."

Storms developed in Robeson and Scotland counties Friday afternoon near the border between North Carolina and South Carolina, but didn't hold together. The story was similar for storms near the Virginia border in Caswell, Person and Rockingham counties, Maze said. 

A separate area of energy will make its way into the western part of the state late Friday, setting up the chance for isolated afternoon thunderstorms throughout the weekend. 

Highs should stay in the low 90s Saturday and Sunday before dropping back into the upper 80s by the beginning of next week.


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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Aug 3, 2012

    Obamacare - "Armegeddon I tell ya.....violent storms, rabid beavers.....the end is near."

    You forgot Chik-fil-A.


  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Aug 3, 2012

    Are we sure? This is moving more north than northeast.

  • promethazine codeine lover Aug 3, 2012

    This is cray


  • Obamacare Aug 3, 2012

    Armegeddon I tell ya.....violent storms, rabid beavers.....the end is near.

  • Half Red Half Blue Aug 3, 2012

    Breaking News! We are reporting to you that it is the same news as yesterday. Tomorrow we expect the same breaking news again. Just tells us when the news is not the same as yesterday.

  • cwood3 Aug 3, 2012

    It's news because many do not pay attention to the weather or make plans that might need to be altered.

    If you've noticed, we've had many more storms this year-many more violent storms-which are safety hazards. That is news!

  • dwpmgg Aug 3, 2012

    I just hope they keep up with the storm today, its very scary to turn to my wral app and it not say what it looks like outside.. but then again.. That's Mother Nature! She was a Beast Yesterday

  • linspace Aug 3, 2012

    "late-afternoon thunderstorms popping up in what has become a familiar weather pattern this summer."

    Uhmm.. this is a familiar weather pattern every summer in NC. Why is this news?