Triangle now included in severe weather risk this afternoon

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Severe weather will be possible across central North Carolina late Tuesday afternoon and evening.

WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said the entire viewing area is under a level 1 risk for severe weather, with storms expected to move in no earlier than 4 or 5 p.m. Damaging winds and heavy rain are possible.

The first half of Tuesday will be mostly dry, with temperatures reaching 82 degrees by 10 a.m.

The first storms could move in late Tuesday afternoon, when temperatures climb into the upper 80s, topping out around 90 degrees in Raleigh.

There is a greater chance for thunderstorms on Wednesday, which is also under a level 1 threat for severe weather.

7-Day Forecast

Thursday will be cloudy but calmer, with just a small chance for storms. Friday and the weekend should not see any storms or rain.

Temperatures will stay warm all week, with highs in the upper 80s expected Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, highs will be in the low 90s.