Moss: Strong winds, rain likely if storms form today

September 3, 2018

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A chance for heavy rain and afternoon storms on Sunday will have us keeping an eye on the skies right in the middle of Labor Day weekend.

According to WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss, hit-and-miss storms will be likely for the viewing area late afternoon and early evening.

“We’ll see a humid mix of sun and clouds around the area today, with most of us dry through early afternoon, and then a few hit or miss storms,” said Moss. “Where storms do manage to form, they could produce heavy downpours and gusty winds.”

The chance for storms increases after noon, and any activity should wrap up before midnight. With rain chances at 20 percent for Raleigh, prepare for interruptions in evening outdoor activities, but don’t cancel plans.

Although highs will be in the low 90s for Sunday afternoon, it will feel very humid.

A few isolated showers or storms will also be possible for Labor Day, and it will once again be hot and humid with highs in the lower 90s and heat index values around 100 degrees. Storms will be less likely midweek as we head back to work.

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