Rain moves through North Carolina; mild temps linger into next week

Posted February 7, 2018 9:03 a.m. EST
Updated February 7, 2018 9:10 a.m. EST

— A line of storms stretching from New England through the South will make its way into North Carolina on Wednesday, bringing rain to much of the Tar Heel state.

Up north, the storm dumped snow across Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, but it brought the threat of thunderstorms and severe weather to Alabama and Georgia. As the storm hits North Carolina, it will bring only rain.

"The big risk for severe weather will be a little further southward," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "We really won't get into that. We may have some scattered thunderstorms."

Rain made its way to into the central part of the state by 8 a.m. The chance of precipitation around the region rises to 90 percent by 2 p.m.

"That's when we'll have some of the heavier rain and some of the stronger winds," Gardner said. "We could have winds gusting 30 to 40 mph this afternoon."

Temperatures will climb into the 60s in the afternoon after starting the day in the mid-30s. The air will stay mild through the week, too, as more rain moves in over the weekend.