Published: 2006-09-28 09:06:00
Updated: 2006-11-10 09:40:24
Posted September 28, 2006 9:06 a.m. EDT
Updated November 10, 2006 9:40 a.m. EST
RALEIGH, N.C. — Severe weather watches have been issued for most of central and western North Carolina.
The watches were issued shortly before 5 p.m. and will remain in effect until midnight.
Forecasts call for a cold front to move across the state Thursday night, bringing the threat of thunderstorms.
"We could be looking at a widespread severe weather outbreak," WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said. "As it stands, it's probably going to be a scattered one, but that's not to minimize the threat."
The front also will usher in cooler temperatures. Highs Friday will be around 70 degrees, compared with Thursday's high of 83.