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Much of the viewing area from the Triangle eastward is under a Level 1 risk for severe weather Friday night.
Friday will be a mild, cloudy day before a chance for rain and thunderstorms. According to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, we may see some light sprinkles Friday morning and throughout the day, but rain and storms won’t arrive until after sunset.
According to Gardner, rain is likely after dinner and storms will be possible closer to midnight. Damaging winds and an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out, with conditions more likely to be severe east of the Interstate 95 corridor than they are in the Triangle.
In the Triangle, storms are most likely between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. Less than an inch of rain will fall, but downpours are possible, Gardner said.
Despite the overcast skies, Friday will stay mild, with a high in the low 60s and lows in the 50s overnight.
Saturday and Sunday will be cooler but more sunny, with highs in the low to mid 50s and temperatures in the 30s overnight. Saturday afternoon will be blustery and cool but, overall, it should be a nice weekend.
Next week looks dry and chilly with highs in the 40s and 50s. By Thursday, with the start of Hanukkah, we could be back in the 60s.