Severe weather moves out of central NC

Posted May 31, 2019 5:39 a.m. EDT
Updated May 31, 2019 11:47 p.m. EDT

— Severe weather moved out of the area Friday night after a line of storms brought hail, rain and winds to much of central North Carolina earlier in the evening.

Large hail was reported in Apex, Cary and Edgecombe County, some of it damaging cars and windshields, according to social media posts.

WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell said as of 11 p.m., all of the viewing area was cleared from the severe thunderstorm watch.

The severe weather resulted in several last minute schedule changes to sports games being played throughout the Triangle. And wind gusts were reported between 40 and 50 miles per hour.

The threat of severe weather Friday comes on the heels of stray storms that popped up around areas south of Fayetteville, which saw reports of downed trees and damaged buildings after storms Thursday night.

There’s a 30 percent chance of rain on Saturday as Friday’s cold front stalls. The high will be 87 degrees.

"We will have a chance for more rain this weekend, but it won't be as widespread of a risk," Campbell said. "And good news, it won't be as muggy this weekend."

Sunday has another 30 percent chance of rain, with temperatures reaching 88 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to stay in the 80s next week.

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