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Chance of rain continues into weekend

Posted May 8, 2009
Updated May 4, 2011

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— A low-pressure system was approaching North Carolina Friday as temperatures got up into the 80s and humidity rose.

While weather in the Triangle stayed relatively calm, counties in western North Carolina saw severe weather and tornado watches into early Saturday.

Saturday will be partly cloudy, hot and humid and have a better chance of isolated storms later in the day. Highs will stay in the upper 80s to low 90s.

"We should have some windows both days (Saturday and Sunday) where we don't have any rainfall," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "I'm hoping all the graduations go off without a hitch."

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A cool-down, along with more rain, is possible Sunday afternoon and evening.

"We have another cold front on the way, but it won't really move into the area until Sunday," Gardner said. "We have a very slim chance of a thunderstorm (Saturday) afternoon and then a better shot at rain late Sunday and Sunday night. After this front passes Sunday night we do expect a nice cool-down, which will definitely be noticed!

"Could you believe Monday our highs could be in the mid 60s?"

North Carolinians can look for cooler and drier weather next week as temperatures hover in the 60s and 70s.

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  • time4real May 8, 2009

    come on dooms dayers, this story is crashing, we need more posts!

  • time4real May 8, 2009

    the EVER changing headline!
    "Severe weather threat subsides"
    what a farce!

  • rescuefan May 8, 2009

    WHERE did that storm at 11:30 last nite come from???? geeze louise!! NO mention of that during the news, then WHAM. thanks for the warning..................
    shortcake53
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    All day yesterday one of the leading stories was that there was a risk of late day storms. Many people scoffed and called them alarmist. Then when we get them, you get people who complain about that. Sheesh people! Can you ever be happy? I can't imagine going through life complaining about everything.

  • time4real May 8, 2009

    hey, anyone had a rain or wind sighting? ABSOLUTELY!

    NOT!!!

  • guitar88 May 8, 2009

    I know the storm you're talking about. It was well off to the south of my house but we got plenty of lightning and thunder from it.

  • Commentor5 May 8, 2009

    I saw snow this morning...........

  • shortcake53 May 8, 2009

    WHERE did that storm at 11:30 last nite come from???? geeze louise!! NO mention of that during the news, then WHAM. thanks for the warning..................

  • vote4changeASAP May 8, 2009

    It would be lovely if WRAL would show where the strong storms are on one tiny corner of the TV screen so you know if a strong storm is headed your way. Not everyone has cable or internet service.

  • Humungous May 8, 2009

    Someone tell Elizabeth Gardner the sun came up this morning.

  • Space Mountain May 8, 2009

    Now there is a severe thunderstorm watch. So much for those isolated storms today.

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