63 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2012-08-11 17:02:00
Updated: 2012-08-12 14:23:02
Posted August 11, 2012
Updated August 12, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Sunday will be another warm, humid day, and the chance for showers and thunderstorms appears to have moved east toward the Carolina coast, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.
On Saturday afternoon, powerful storms battered communities along Interstate 95 through North Carolina, leaving behind wind damage and downed branches. Areas to the east of 95 could see the same Sunday, the result of a cold front and high humidity.
"(We have) a slow-moving frontal boundary coming across North Carolina," Moss said. "We think today the best chance for showers and storms will be over the coastal plan from around Interstate 95 eastward. They'll be widely scattered there, more isolated to the west."
The Triangle area could see some spotty showers and thunderstorms, though any activity is not expected to be widespread. The National Weather Service forecast only about a 40 percent chance for precipitation in Raleigh Sunday afternoon.
The sun will have a chance to peek through the clouds and the humidity should drop back into a less sticky range.
Monday will feature even more clearing along with a return of high temperatures in the low 90s.