Bulk of wet weather moves out of central NC; can't rule out an overnight storm

Posted April 3, 2017 5:59 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 2:04 p.m. EDT

— Heavy rain and thunderstorms moved through central North Carolina Monday evening, and while the bulk of the wet weather has moved through the area, an isolated overnight storm cannot be ruled out, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

"In theory, the cold front is still to our west," Maze said. "We cannot rule out a shower or a storm until the cold front passes early Tuesday morning."

Once the cold front moves through, Tuesday afternoon will be mostly sunny and warmer, with highs in the 80s.

The system moving through North Carolina tonight is the same one that has produced deadly weather in parts of the Deep South.

The warmth should continue throughout the work week, but the storms will reappear in days to come.

Temperatures on Tuesday will top out in the 80s and then will peak in the 70s on Wednesday and Thursday.

"More storms are possible Wednesday night and Thursday," Maze said. "We should see storms Wednesday night, and they could be severe."

Friday and the weekend should be calmer, but cooler, with highs in the 60s all three days.

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