Thunderstorms pop up to west of Triangle

Posted August 14, 2008 5:19 p.m. EDT
Updated August 14, 2008 7:19 p.m. EDT

Summer storms rolled through Alamance and Orange counties Thursday afternoon on  a west-to-east track that could bring showers to the Triangle before the sun sets, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

The greatest chance of storms stays to the north and west of downtown Raleigh this evening. Temperatures will cool into the 60s under cloudy skies overnight and fog is possible again Friday morning.

An afternoon or evening storm is possible again Friday and through the weekend as an upper level trough of low pressure moves across central North Carolina, Maze said. It brings typical August weather: warm, partly sunny days capped by the chance of storms. High temperatures should be in the mid-80s.

The trough begins to push away Sunday, and warmer, drier weather is in the forecast.