Once thunderstorms move through Triangle, weekend looking pretty good
Posted January 23, 2020 4:22 a.m. EST
Updated January 24, 2020 11:49 p.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — We had showers and some thunderstorms move through the WRAL viewing area on Friday. Once those storms move out, the weekend is looking pretty good overall.
You needed a rain coat Friday night as storms moved through the area. Rain was heavy in some spots but the threat of severe storms was not as strong. Still, rain chances were at 90 percent overnight and into the early morning. So chances are, you would get some rain where you live.
Around 5 p.m. western counties began seeing the line of storms along the cold front as it pushed through. The worst of the weather was expected at and just after midnight, with wind gusts up to 50 mph possible in some spots through about sunrise on Saturday.
Once the rain passes, Saturday looks mild and dry, with some sunshine and temperatures in the upper 50s.
Next week looks very pleasant, with temperatures staying mild, in the low 50s, Sunday through next weekend. Skies will be partly cloudy to sunny, and rain is not expected to dampen the work week.