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Friday could bring damaging winds and tornadoes

Posted April 2, 2009 6:13 a.m. EDT
Updated April 3, 2009 5:20 a.m. EDT

— Central North Carolina residents could wake up to some severe weather on Friday, just in time for the morning commute.

"Thunderstorms will begin developing after midnight," said WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "We're going to have all hands on deck here tomorrow morning."

The Triangle may escape the most severe weather.

“Out of this entire event we may not see more than just a few showers and an isolated storm,” said WRAL Meteorologist Mike Maze.

Some of the storms moving through the state early Friday could bring damaging winds and tornadoes.

Thursday started off foggy. Cloudy skies and drizzle should persist throughout the day with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.

"You can see rain rolling into South Carolina, so it's knocking on our door," Gardner said. "As we get through the day, expect scattered showers."

The weekend should bring some welcome relief with sunny skies and temperatures reaching the mid 70s.

"The weekend looks very nice," Gardner said. "(However), there will be a big cool down by the middle of next week."