One chance for showers before warm, summer weekend

Posted June 14, 2018 2:28 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 2:09 p.m. EDT

— Thursday will see temperatures soar into the 90s, and some will see afternoon thunderstorms. But afterward, look forward to a pretty standard summer weekend.

Any showers or storms will be widely scattered Thursday afternoon. The chance for rain never gets above 30 percent, which means about 30 percent of the region could see even a bit of precipitation.

"We have a cold front moving into the area today which will be the catalyst to produce a few showers and storms late in the day and into the evening," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

That 30 percent chance stays steady through sundown, and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be hot and dry. An even slighter chance – 20 percent – for thunderstorms edges into the forecast for Sunday evening.

Heat Index, DMA

High temperatures will be around 90 degrees – a touch cooler on Friday and Saturday and a touch warmer by Sunday, before they rise into the mid-90s next week.

7-Day Forecast