SC governor shuts off late-night alcohol sales to slow spread of COVID-19 — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says the 8,000 bars and restaurants across the state licensed to sell alcoholic beverages will have to shut off those sales at 11 p.m. each night to stem the state's raging coronavirus outbreak. Since June 1, state health officials say confirmed positive tests in South Carolinians between the ages of 21 and 30 have gone up more than 436%.
Published: 2020-06-24 05:41:00
Updated: 2020-06-25 16:30:55
Posted June 24, 2020 5:41 a.m. EDT
Updated June 25, 2020 4:30 p.m. EDT
By Mike Maze, WRAL meteorologist
Although the Storm Prediction Center put much of central North Carolina under a Level 1 risk for severe storms Thursday, the chance for storms is only about 30%.
"The likelihood of even seeing rain is not that good," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. "The chance is just very slight."
Any storms that do pop up could bring periods of heavy rain, especially in areas north and west of the Triangle. Flash flooding is unlikely. Places that get drenched with heavy rain will still only see half an inch of rain, Maze said.
Friday and the weekend will be hot, but less humid and more pleasant.
"We have a cold front passing the area that will bring drier air overnight and for the day tomorrow," Maze said.
Dew points are anticipated to drop into the mid 50s Friday, with a high temperatures of 90 degrees under mostly clear skies.
Some clouds return for Saturday and Sunday, but the rain stays away until next week.