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Raleigh, N.C. — Although there is no severe weather threat in place, there could be a strong storm or two before the sun sets tonight.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be likely in the Triangle Friday afternoon and evening.
Though there’s no threat in place, Friday’s storms could produce heavy rain, flooding, wind gusts and lightning.
Even though it will be humid, the temperature will be noticeably cooler than what we saw in July.
Rain and storm chances will decrease Saturday and Sunday. But, scattered showers and thunderstorms will still be possible.
Saturday won’t be too hot, highs are expected to be at 89 degrees. Sunday there is only a 20% chance for rain and we will be back in the 90s.
Temperatures will stay hot all next week, but with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s, they won’t be as steamy as they were in July.
The heat index will be in the mid 90s, making it feel hotter than it really is, but heat advisories and triple-digit heat indexes won’t be an issue like last week.
The entire month of August is forecast to have above-normal temperatures.
Monitoring the tropics
There are a couple of disturbances in the tropics that WRAL’s weather team is monitoring but there is nothing that is immediately concerning.
Atlantic Hurricane season has only just begun. The season is expected to peak early September with very high hurricane activity.