Triangle under Level 1 risk for severe weather

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— The Triangle is under a Level 1, or marginal risk, for severe weather because of instability in the atmosphere that could bring heavy downpours and gusty winds to the region.

WRAL News meteorologist Mike Maze said the storms could form as the sun’s energy triggers isolated storms from the moisture in the air.

There’s a 30 percent chance of rain on Wednesday, with showers most likely occurring during the afternoon hours into the early evening.

Maze the storm chances will linger into Thursday, when there is a 40 percent chance for precipitation and more storms likely in the afternoon and evening.

By the end of the weekend, Raleigh could see 1.25 inches of rain.

The rain will bring cooler temperatures. While Wednesday’s high will be 93 degrees, Thursday’s high will be 89 degrees, and Friday’s will be 86 degrees.