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Cold front spreads showers, severe storms

Posted August 18, 2012

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— A cold front stalled over central and eastern North Carolina has brought scattered but severe storms and showers Saturday evening.

WRAL viewers said that one severe storm dropped dime-sized hail on Pikeville in Wayne County.

The chance for storms Saturday evening and night is best along and east of the I-95 corridor, said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.

Sunday, too, will be cooler than normal for August, with a good chance for a stray shower or storm.

"Tomorrow we'll again, during the afternoon and evening, have a few widely scattered showers and storms, maybe not quite as many as today," Moss said. "There is low pressure off to our south and west that may increase those numbers again we head into early next week."

By Tuesday, some parts of central and northeastern North Carolina will have accumulated 1 to 2 inches of rain, Moss said.

High temperatures will remain below the 90-degree mark throughout the week, with the potential for widespread severe weather maxing out on Wednesday and Thursday.

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