Risk for severe weather shifts south, farther from the Triangle

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— Sunday morning will be mild and quiet before a chance for storms moves in after lunchtime.

With a high of 72 degrees in Raleigh, Sunday will easily be the warmest of the next seven days. A chance for rain will linger all day, but according to WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth, a chance for thunderstorms picks up around 1 p.m.

The day will be mostly cloudy and breezy, and the greatest chance for rain will be from the Triangle east and southeast.

Wake County is under a level 1 risk for severe weather, level 2 to our southeast, but any thunderstorms should be fairly short-lived.

An update from the National Weather Service at 10 a.m. shifted the risk for severe weather farther south, leaving only the southern counties in the viewing area with a strong chance to be impacted by the severe weather.

“Hit and miss thunderstorms will still be possible around lunchtime, but it’s looking a little bit better for us,” said Wilmoth.

Meteorologists will be tracking the potential for damaging winds and isolated tornadoes south of the Triangle as the day continues. That chance for rain and storms will taper off by 8 p.m., making for a quiet night and start to the work week.

Monday will be sunny and cooler but mild, with a high of 69 degrees and dry skies.

Temperatures will be cooler for Tuesday, in the 50s, before dropping into the 40s for Wednesday and Thursday. A chance for rain won’t come again until next weekend.

7-Day Forecast