Region under level 2 risk for severe weather Sunday night, Monday morning

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A severe storm system south of North Carolina could bring heavy rain and storms to our area by Sunday night.

The low pressure system will bring storms to the region late Sunday night and into early Monday morning. Much of the state, including the Triangle, is under a level 2 risk for severe weather Sunday evening.

WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood said the first half of Sunday will be nice before some rain pushes into the Triangle after 2 p.m.

Expect temperatures to be in the lower 70s by Sunday afternoon with showers likely between 3 and 8 p.m. The afternoon rain will likely taper off and overnight in the form of storms and heavy downpours.

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Areas south of Goldsboro and Fayetteville could experience the worst weather, Sheerwood said.

In the Triangle, the most rain will fall overnight and early Monday morning. Sheerwood said people could wake up to a “soaking morning,” before much of rain clears by noon.

Much of the South is expected to have a round of strong storms, much like the ones that rolled through Easter Sunday. The area from eastern Louisiana to Eastern Alabama is in a level 4 risk for severe weather.

The rest of the week should be nice with highs in the low to mid 70s before another chance of rain moves in Thursday.