Severe storms possible late Sunday

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) —A stationary front stretched across the southern part of North Carolina on Saturday, and true to its name, it didn’t move.  So areas north of the front, including the Triangle, stayed in the 50s and the fog stuck around. From Fayetteville southward, it got into the 60s.

The Triangle had a high of 55 on Saturday, after a morning low of 51.  Fayetteville had a high of 64; after a morning low of 50.  The normal high this time of year is 51 and the normal low is 31.

After widespread rain showers Saturday evening, the rest of the night should be cloudy and foggy with just a chance of a shower.  A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for the Triangle and Sandhills.  Visibility will be reduced to under 1/4 of a mile in many areas. Temperatures will stay steady as thafoggyt stationary front slowly nudges northward.

severeSunday will be milder for everyone in central North Carolina and that front will finally move north as a warm front.  As it moves north in the morning, showers are expected; then when the front moves into Virginia during the afternoon; unstable air will move in from the south and a cold front will approach during Sunday night.  So after 4 pm through Sunday at midnight there will be a chance of strong to severe storms to develop.  Wind damage will be possible, and there will be a slight chance of a tornado whipping up anywhere in central North Carolina.  Once the cold front passes after midnight, the threat of severe weather will be gone.  However, wet weather will still be possible.

With the front to our east on Monday, but with low pressure overhead; scattered showers with mostly cloudy skies are expected.  It will be cooler with highs in the upper 50s

By Tuesday, drier air will move in and it will be mostly sunny.  Mostly sunny and mild temperatures will be around on Wednesday.  Another cold front will move through on Thursday; and with it, there will be a slight risk of a shower. 7DAY_WP_FULL

Behind the front, it looks like a spell of cold dry air will move into the state.  Highs on Friday and into next weekend look like they will stay in the 40s.

Rest of Tonight will be foggy and a chance of a shower overnight.  The overnight low will be 53. Winds will be east-southeast 5 to 10 mph. The rain risk is 30 percent.

Sunday will be foggy in the morning with showers becoming likely.  Then there will be a chance of showers and storms later in the afternoon.  The high will be 68, winds will be south 8 to 12 mph.  The rain risk will be 80 percent.

Sunday Night will be cloudy with showers and storms likely during the evening; then a chance of showers overnight.  Any evening storms could produce damaging winds.  The overnight low will be 52.  Winds will be south-southwest 10 to 15 mph.  The rain risk will be 90 percent.

Monday will be mostly cloudy with some scattered showers.  The high will be 59, winds will be southwest 8 to 15 mph.  The rain risk will be 50 percent.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny and cool.  The high will be 59, after a morning low of 42.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and mild.  The high will be 66, after a morning low of 41.

Thursday will have a mix of clouds and sun with a slight risk of a shower. The high will be 59, after a morning low of 49.  The rain risk will be 20 percent.

Friday will be mostly sunny and colder.  The high will be 49, after a morning low of 36.

Next Saturday will be sunny and chilly.  The high will be 45, after a morning low of 30.

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