Wake could see severe storms through the evening
Rain moved into central North Carolina in the 5 o'clock hour, with thunder rumbling through downtown Raleigh. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning through 7:15 p.m.Posted — Updated
WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said there is a chance storms ahead of a cold front could bring hail and high winds, but he does not expect widespread severe weather.
Rain chances continue into Saturday
The cold front will linger long enough to also elevate the chance for storms early Saturday. By late afternoon, drier air should dominate and will scour out the clouds.
"We will not rule out showers in the morning and a chance for a shower in the afternoon, but overall the chance for rain Saturday is slim," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.
"The highs in the be in the mid-upper 80s with a noticeable drop in the humidity levels."
On Sunday, though, the chance of rain drops off and temperatures stay low, too.
The high temperature to end the weekend might not even make it to 80 degrees.
"It may be that our high temperature doesn't make it out of the 70s on Sunday," Gardner said. "That would be because of some lingering cloud cover."