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Pop-up storms move out of central NC

Posted June 21, 2014 6:44 p.m. EDT
Updated June 21, 2014 11:34 p.m. EDT

— An approaching weak cold front produced some spotty thunderstorms across central North Carolina Saturday night.

"It's not widespread enough that everyone will get wet," WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said. "But these storms could continue to pop up into the overnight hours and will include lightning and loud thunder."

Temperatures topped out in the low 90s across the central part of the state Saturday and are expected to drop into the 70s overnight and into Sunday morning. 

"The high pressure settles in Sunday, which means we will have a lesser chance for storms," Wilmoth said. 

Temperatures are expected to climb into the upper 80s Sunday and the chance for pop-up storms drops to about 20 percent. 

Highs for much of the upcoming work week are expected to reach the upper 80s and low 90s.