Threat for severe weather dissipates in the Triangle

Posted June 21, 2016 4:40 p.m. EDT
Updated June 21, 2016 10:20 p.m. EDT

— A line of thunderstorms that was expected to bring severe weather to North Carolina fell apart before crossing state lines, and most did not even see rain Tuesday night.

WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said storms moving south from Virginia and West Virginia had looked "promising" for bringing strong storms to the Triangle, but all threat of rain had cleared by about 9 p.m.

"For the most part, I think we're just going to see a lot of clouds overnight," Maze said.

Skies will be mostly sunny by daybreak Wednesday and temperatures will be in the low 90s.

Maze said the heat and the humidity could create an opportunity for a pop-up thunderstorm Wednesday, but the best chance for rain comes Thursday, when a flow aloft moves in from the north and west.

"Any of the disturbances that make their way in, with the heating of the day Thursday, could help more showers and thunderstorms form," he said.

Forecast models predict that storms could be widespread Thursday night.