Storms to give way to cooler weather

July 8, 2018

Mike Wells tweeted this photo of Atlantic Avenue at Highwoods Boulevard as storms moved through the Triangle.

Rain associated with strong storms that moved through the region Friday night are expected to continue through Saturday morning as they usher in cooler weather.

Severe storms had largely moved out of the Triangle by about 7 p.m., but WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said another slow moving system has the chance to bring more heavy rain overnight.

“It’s not dead yet. If you didn’t get rain earlier today, we’ve got redevelopment happening,” he said.

The chance for rain remains through Saturday morning and afternoon before drier air takes over for the rest of the weekend

“If you’ve got plans to do something outdoors in the morning, you might need the rain gear,” Maze said.

The rain is associated with a cold front that will move into North Carolina and bring relief from the heat.

Maze said temperatures on Saturday will start off in the 60s and will likely remain in the 70s for most. Sunday will remain cooler than normal with low humidity and temperatures in the 80s.

TROPICAL WEATHER: A depression off the coast of North Carolina bears watching over the next two to three days.

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