Frequent lightning, damaging winds expected in Raleigh

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— The Triangle and southeastern areas are under a level 2 threat for severe weather, with frequent lightning, heavy rain and damaging winds possible, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Areas to the northwest are under a level 1 alert.

A cold front is moving eastward, pushing the storms through with cooler temperatures.

Tuesday’s high is expected to be 80 degrees.

Rain fell early Tuesday morning but was clearing around 6 a.m. The morning commute should be fairly clear, Gardner said.

More rain moves in during lunchtime, bringing the chance for scattered severe storms.

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Those storms will move eastward throughout the afternoon, and a bigger system moves through the Triangle in the evening and into the night.

More than 2 inches of rain is expected to fall in Raleigh on Tuesday.

Skies will clear after midnight, Gardner said.

Wednesday will be sunny with a high of 84 degrees.

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