Rain skips Garner concert; threat of storms remains

Posted May 14, 2011 7:42 a.m. EDT
Updated May 14, 2011 5:42 p.m. EDT

— Thousands of fans of "American Idol" stayed dry Saturday in Garner, while thunderstorms popped up to the south and west.

West of Raleigh, in Chatham, Durham and Orange counties, and to the south near Benson and Goldsboro, many areas saw heavy rain Saturday afternoon accompanied by hail and high winds. 

The chance of wet weather has not passed, however. "I definitely would not close the chapter on the chance for rain this evening," said WRAL meteorologist Kim Deaner.

A humid Saturday afternoon gives way to increasing chance for thunderstorms in the central part of the state as the sun goes down. The chance for precipitation rises through about 9 p.m., then takes a dip overnight.

By Sunday, any showers that remain will be widely scattered, but we have cloudy skies in the forecast all through the week, Deaner said.