On WRAL at 6: As GOP lawmakers lay out their budget proposal, Laura Leslie explains costs and benefits to state employees, teachers and taxpayers — House and Senate leaders have been hashing out this budget behind closed doors for weeks. Lawmakers are discussing the basics of the plan at a Tuesday evening news conference.
On WRAL-TV at 6: The ability to carry a drink around downtown Raleigh is a step closer. Matt Talhem shows where the 'social district' could be. — The Raleigh City Council is due to consider a proposal that would allow people to openly drink along Fayetteville Street. The city of Raleigh is one of several municpalities in the state considering whether to implement a social district.
Published: 2009-08-02 10:43:00
Updated: 2009-08-02 17:42:59
Posted August 2, 2009 10:43 a.m. EDT
Updated August 2, 2009 5:42 p.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — Storms were popping up in central North Carolina Sunday afternoon as a humidity-laden, low pressure system drifted across the state.
A band of severe thunderstorms and heavy showers moved through eastern counties in the early afternoon, prompting warnings for Wayne and Sampson counties. One storm appeared to be dumping rain at the rate of an inch an hour.
The chance of rain and thunderstorms continued to grow in the afternoon, WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said.
"One or two of the storms could turn severe, with locally heavy rains and strong downburst winds," Moss said.
Showers and storms will taper off during the night, although lingering high humidity could create patches of fog.
The low pressure system will drift off the North Carolina coast Monday, taking with it the humidity and chances of rain. Behind it, drier air arrives.
"We've got high pressure that may build in and give us a couple nice days from later tomorrow into Tuesday and Wednesday," Moss said. "We heat up those days, mid 90s for highs."