Weather

Storms bring some relief from heat for Triangle; more rain on the way Thursday

Posted June 20, 2018 5:49 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:20 a.m. EDT

— Temperatures were a bit cooler Wednesday night after severe storms rolled through the Triangle, and more rain is on tap for Thursday.

Severe weather had moved out of the area by late Wednesday, but not before lightning sparked a house fire in Zebulon and winds downed trees in Johnson County.

Current Temperatures, DMA

Temperatures on Wednesday night were between 5 degrees and 10 degrees cooler than Tuesday night and, although Thursday is the first day of summer, the Triangle will not be under a heat advisory for the first time in several days.

"It's not going to be quite as hot tomorrow as it has been for the last several days," Wilmoth said.

Temperatures on Thursday will still climb into the low 90s and WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said that more showers and storms are likely, particularly in the late afternoon and evening.

"Our risk for severe weather tomorrow is not high, but I do think whatever storms develop will produce a lot of lightning," she said.

Wilmoth said rain could start as early as 5 p.m., but the best chance for storms will be between about 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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