Rain expected to die out overnight, resume Sunday

Posted June 28, 2008 1:41 p.m. EDT
Updated June 29, 2008 9:19 a.m. EDT

— A cold front moving through the state this weekend caused rain in some areas Saturday night and was expected to cause more showers, possibly severe, on Sunday.

On Saturday, severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for some counties in the west and central portion of the state.

Harnett and Johnston counties reported rainfall near an inch, WRAL Meteorologist Chris Thompson said.

Storm activity is expected to die out overnight but could pick up again and be more widespread on Sunday afternoon and evening. Thompson said some weather could be severe.

A strong storm that rolled over north Raleigh Friday night caused downed power lines, toppled trees and damaged homes, including one that belongs to the Salvation Army.

A cold front around the Great Lakes will deepen and move south over the next 24 hours, creating the opportunity for such storms to repeat themselves.

The chance of rain stretches into Monday.

The cold front will also bring some welcome relief from the heat: After a high of 98 degrees on Saturday, temperatures aren't predicted to get above 90 degrees early next week.