Tropical Storm Edouard forms over the Atlantic

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— The Doppler radar showed isolated storms and showers moving across parts of North Carolina on Sunday afternoon.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Johnston and Harnett Counties around 5:05 p.m. The storm has a history of producing small hail and is capable of creating 60 mph winds. It is set to expire at 5:45 p.m.

Wake County was also impacted by the severe thunderstorms, which moved through between 4:10 p.m. and 5 p.m. Some people reported small hail at their homes, and some roads flooded, causing traffic issues in the Raleigh area.

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Sunday’s temperatures reached 90 degrees again and we will see more clouds in the sky. Those clouds will bring us possible showers and scattered thunderstorms.

“It’s going to be a little bit cooler compared to yesterday,” said WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood.

Our temperatures are going to fall off soon, though. We have been in a heat wave since June, Sheerwood said.

Temperatures are expected to cool off and drop to the 80s by next week. Wednesday has a high of 86.

“We could even see some areas with a high of 70s this week,” Sheerwood said.

Low pressure system

Those cooler temperatures are because of a low pressure system near Florida. It will eventually make its way north toward the Carolinas.

If the system stays south, rain chances locally will go down. If not, expect some storms around Wednesday.

The National Hurricane Center has given the low-pressure system a 30% chance for developing over the next 5 days.

Right now, the expected impact is looking to be rain and cooler weather.

If the system does form into a storm, it would be named “Edouard.”

Tropical Depression Five

The fifth tropical depression this season is forming in the Atlantic. Right now, it is moving at 20 miles per hour with winds at 35mph.

Sheerwood described the forming depression as a “cluster of showers and thunderstorms” to the south and west of Bermuda.

“It is expected to weaken,” Sheerwood said.

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