Severe weather possible Sunday afternoon, but dry evening on tap

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— Spotty showers and a chance for severe weather will dampen the final day of the North Carolina State Fair, but this evening should be dry.

According to WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood, most of the rain that will fall Sunday morning and afternoon should be gone by dinnertime.

Before that, rain will be patchy. The precipitation comes from remnants of Olga, a post-tropical system that brought severe weather to parts of Alabama and the central Gulf Coast last week.

The rain will taper off late afternoon and early Sunday evening, WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood said. Fairgoers should bring raincoats and expect to get wet on the last day of the North Carolina State Fair.

Much of North Carolina is under a level 1 or 2 risk for severe weather. Gusty winds, heavy rain and an isolated tornado will be likely at times, particularly northeast of the Triangle.

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“Some storms could be strong to severe especially for counties northeast of the Triangle where there is a level 2 threat in place,” Sheerwood said.

Chance for severe weather on Sunday

Sunday will be the warmest day of the week, with a high around 80 degrees in Raleigh.

Dry conditions return Monday, and temperatures will fall into the lower 70s for most of the week as a cold front moves through. Plenty of sunshine is expected until Wednesday or Thursday, when more rain could move in for Halloween.

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