Published: 2018-06-10 09:12:00
Updated: 2018-07-13 11:20:55
Posted June 10, 2018 9:12 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:20 a.m. EDT
By Mike Maze, WRAL meteorologist
Raleigh, N.C. — Severe storms are possible Monday after a peaceful weekend.
After high temperatures climbed into the 90s on Sunday, a cold front is expected to move through Monday afternoon, bringing a chance for rain.
"With this front descending into North Carolina tomorrow, that will be the catalyst for more widespread storms and some of them could be severe," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.
The morning commute will be dry, but as the day heats up, the chance for storms increases.
"When you head out for the morning commute, have your umbrella, because, by the latter part of the day, showers and storms start to pop up," Maze said.
Much of central North Carolina, including the Triangle, is under a level 1 risk for severe storms late Monday. According to Maze, the biggest threats would be heavy downpours and damaging winds.
Following the cold front, Tuesday will be cooler, with highs in the upper 70s, as the possibility for storms lingers. On Wednesday, temperatures will climb into the 90s as the chance for storms decreases.