Weekend rain, storms possible as cold front lingers across NC

Posted April 29, 2016

— Skies cleared across much of central and eastern North Carolina Friday following a night of strong thunderstorms, but a cold front lingering across the region will likely generate more rain and possibly thunder over the weekend.

Temperatures will dip into the upper 50s overnight Friday into Saturday morning, and the bulk of the area will wake up to clouds to start the weekend.

"It will be overcast across much of the region by Saturday morning, and those clouds will keep temperatures down a bit," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Highs Saturday will be near 70 degrees after climbing into the 80s several times this week.

On Sunday, with a bit more sunshine in the forecast, highs will climb back to near 80 degrees, warm enough to help generate some afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

"Our best chance for any rain or storms will be in the afternoon, and our main threat from any storms that form will be large hail," Maze said. "We saw significant hail from some of the storms that pushed through Thursday night, and we could see a repeat of that Sunday."


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