After night of strong storms, severe weather risk low Saturday but increases Sunday

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— After a line of strong storms moved through the Triangle on Friday night, Saturday is expected to be quieter, although there’s still a low risk for severe weather.

There were reports Friday evening of a confirmed tornado that was seen 8 miles southwest of Fuquay-Varina.

Winds were gusting over 50 mph Friday night, meteorologist Mike Maze said. Downed trees were reported in Wake and Harnett counties, and some flooded roads were closed.

Winds will be calmer Saturday, meteorologist Peta Sheerwood said. They’ll come from the southeast at 5 to 15 mph.

Heavy rain and possible storms are expected to hit the Triangle around 10 a.m. Conditions will improve around 3 p.m.

“It’s not going to be a complete washout,” Sheerwood said. “We’re likely to see some drier times as we go into the early parts of this afternoon for the Triangle.”

Temperatures will peak at 78 degrees.

Saturday night will be quiet, and temperatures will be in the 60s.

The threat of severe weather increases Sunday, when the Triangle could see winds gusting up to 35 mph. Isolated tornados are possible.

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