Weather

More Rain Expected; Slight Risk of Thunderstorms

Posted April 1, 2008 6:31 a.m. EDT
Updated April 2, 2008 12:31 a.m. EDT

— Temperatures will drop slightly as a cold front moves through the area late Tuesday, bringing more rain, WRAL Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

"Earlier today, there were some big thunderstorms across the Southeast.  A lot of them weakened with time," Fishel said. "We still run the risk of seeing a shower or two throughout the course of the evening."

With a slight chance of thunderstorms, the Red Cross recommends these safety tips:

  • Find shelter in a building or car. Keep car windows closed.
  • Telephone lines and metal pipes can conduct electricity. Unplug appliances. Avoid using the telephone or any electrical appliances.
  • Avoid taking a bath or shower.
  • Draw blinds and shades over windows. If windows break due to objects blown by the wind, the shades will prevent glass from shattering into your home.

Temperatures for Wednesday are expected to be in the upper 50s and low 60s. Thursday is expected to be cooler still, with highs in the lower 50s and lows in the low 40s.

Friday’s high was expected to be in the mid-70s. Rain is expected Friday evening into Saturday morning as another cold front moves into the area.