Storms, cool-down cross Triangle

Posted June 12, 2011 5:05 p.m. EDT
Updated June 12, 2011 9:29 p.m. EDT

— Widespread rain and some thunderstorms crossed the Triangle Sunday evening ahead of a cool front, moving quickly from west to east. Raleigh saw about a quarter-inch of rain, while Rocky Mount got almost a half-inch Sunday. In Smithfield, almost three-quarters of an inch of rain fell.

As night fell, the temperatures were dropping. Sunday's heat peaked at 94 degrees. A 30-degree drop was not impossible as the overnight low was forecast to dip into the mid-60s.

The work-week forecast is more on par with the average for this time of year. Sunny days in the 80s will yield to cooler evenings in the 60s. Temperatures won't reach the 90-degree mark again until Friday at the earliest, WRAL meteorologist Kim Deaner said.