Severe weather threat diminishes

Posted June 27, 2009 2:22 p.m. EDT
Updated June 27, 2009 7:04 p.m. EDT

— The threat of severe weather that prompted a severe thunderstorm watch for some counties in central North Carolina died down Saturday evening, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

The atmosphere was drying out on Saturday after a cold front moved through a day earlier. The heat helped to produce the spotty storms.

Around 2 p.m. thunderstorms began firing up around Asheboro, Maze said. As the afternoon progressed, some counties south of the Triangle saw rain. In Wilmington, a 50 mph wind gust was reported.

Any showers that develop overnight will be few and far between. "It’s not looking good for thunderstorms this evening,” Maze said.

The best chance of fain will be south of the Triangle.

Highs will stay in mid 90s through the weekend. The chance for showers return diminished but won't go away completely Sunday.

“There’s another front coming in that could bring more storms tomorrow afternoon,” Maze said.