Published: 2020-07-02 05:15:00
Updated: 2020-07-06 01:50:04
By Zach Maloch, WRAL meteorologist
Raleigh, N.C. — Tropical Storm Edouard has now formed, according to the National Hurricane Center, but it's moving away from the United States.
Right now, Edouard has sustained winds of 40 mph, and it's moving NE at 35 mph. It is currently around 450 miles NE of Bermuda with no expected impact to the United States.
Meteorologists are watching an area of low pressure near the Florida panhandle, which has a chance of developing into a tropical system that could impact North Carolina.
Even if it doesn't develop, it will bring rain to the state Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The Doppler radar showed isolated storms and showers moving across parts of North Carolina on Sunday afternoon.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Johnston and Harnett Counties around 5:05 p.m. The storm has a history of producing small hail and is capable of creating 60 mph winds. It is set to expire at 5:45 p.m.
Wake County was also impacted by the severe thunderstorms, which moved through between 4:10 p.m. and 5 p.m. Some people reported small hail at their homes, and some roads flooded, causing traffic issues in the Raleigh area.
Sunday's temperatures reached 90 degrees again, but Monday morning will start off around 70 degrees. A few showers should pop up Monday afternoon through the evening. By 1 p.m., showers could start up in the southeast part of the state. However, the coverage Monday should not be as wide as Sunday's.
"But we have more rain on the way," said WRAL meteorologist Zach Maloch. "Get ready for an unsettled week, with rain chances each and every afternoon."
Temperatures are expected to cool off and drop to the 80s by next week. Wednesday has a high of 86.