Raleigh, NC – Level 1 threat for severe weather in central North Carolina has been reduced and the triangle has been completely removed. The threat remains for points north of the triangle.
The National Weather Service has announced strong thunderstorms in Edgecomb, Franklin, Halifax, Nash and Warren counties by 10pm.
The NWS said wind damage was a major problem as the storm was heading east at 50 miles per hour.
WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell said most of the thunderstorm will be from 8 to 22 p.m.
“The line of torrential downpours can still cause wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour,” Campbell said.
The greatest danger will be gusts of wind and heavy rain. Isolated power outages are possible, especially northwest of the Triangle. Thunderstorms should start after midnight.
There will be short-term rains at night, Campbell said, and strong winds in places.
Tuesday morning will start dry with temperatures up to 50 degrees. The day will be cool with a high from low to mid 60s.
It will rain at night and will go most of Wednesday,
“It’s probably going to be the heaviest rain, the most common rain,” Campbell said.
Wednesday will be colder, up to 50s and the probability of rain is 80% most of the day.
But Campbell said tree pollen – including oak, cedar, pine and sweet gum – is in a high category as of Monday.
“We’ll see a much more yellow tint on things if we get it in a few weeks,” Campbell said.
But there is also good news for those suffering from seasonal allergies. Rain is expected in central North Carolina, Campbell said.
Showers are also possible on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. More than 2 inches of rain may fall in the next seven days, but it will spread.
Now the weekend looks soft, a maximum of mid to 50s. Saturday will be wet, but no rain is expected on Sunday.
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