63 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2009-08-05 14:10:00
Updated: 2009-08-06 00:06:00
Posted August 5, 2009
Updated August 6, 2009
Raleigh, N.C. — A second set of storms, caused by a cold front and an upper level disturbance, moved late Wednesday across central North Carolina, WRAL Meteorologist Mike Maze said.
The thunderstorms were capable of producing gusty winds, lightning strikes and penny-size hail.
"These thunderstorms will continue to track to the east, northeast – and will be strong, but are showing signs of weakening," Maze said.
Rain will continue overnight with temperatures in the 70s. Thursday morning will be mostly cloudy and muggy, with highs in the upper 80s.
"The disturbance will move to the eastern part of the state Thursday, east of Interstate 95, and could produce storms," Maze said.
Friday will be calm and less humid, with weekend temperatures reaching the upper 90s.