Summer storms pop up to south, east

Posted June 11, 2008 5:22 p.m. EDT
Updated June 11, 2008 6:18 p.m. EDT

— The chance of severe thunderstorms popped up across the counties to the south and east of the Triangle Wednesday afternoon.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Johnston, Lenoir, Duplin, Sampson and Bladen counties just before 5 p.m.  Warnings are set to expire throughout the 6 o'clock hour.

Clouds are present across the board for the next few days, as temperatures cool down from the recent record run. Skies overnight will be partly cloudy and temperatures are expected to dip into the low 70s.

Thursday and Friday will top out at 90 degrees, but by the beginning of next week more seasonal June weather will return.