Severe thunderstorm warning for Person, Granville counties

UPDATE

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued Saturday afternoon for eastern Person County and northwestern Granville County.

The warning is in effect until 6:15 p.m. after doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm near Alton, or 6 miles south of Turbeville, at 5:21 p.m. moving southeast at 15 mph.

Forecasters said 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail are possible.

Locations impacted include Roxboro, Bethel Hill, Mayo Reservoir, Berea, Surl and Hyco Lake.

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued Saturday afternoon for Halifax, Warren, Vance, Franklin, Nash, Edgecombe, Person and Granville counties.

PREVIOUS FORECAST

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — After a sunny and quiet Friday across central North Carolina, the shower and storm threat will return as we head into Memorial Day weekend.

The high temperature in the Triangle on Friday reached 81 and the Sandhills warmed to 86.

Much warmer weather returns for Memorial Day weekend with highs in the upper 80s to near 90.  Saturday will see highs near 90 with mostly sunny skies for most of the day.  Late in the afternoon and evening, an isolated storm could move down from Virginia, but most of the day will be dry.  Even though Saturday’s storms will be few and far between, any storm could produce damaging wind gusts and large hail.  Sunday will be partly sunny with a better chance of some evening showers and storms.  A cold front will approach late Sunday.  That front will weaken on Monday, but will still influence our weather bringing us a chance of afternoon showers and storms on Memorial Day.  Highs on Sunday and Monday will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Tuesday will only have a small risk of a shower or storm, mainly in areas south and southeast of the Triangle.  Otherwise, it will be partly sunny and warm with highs in the middle 80s.

Wednesday and next Thursday will be partly to mostly sunny, warm and dry.  A few showers or storms will once again be possible for the end of next week on Friday.

Tonight will be fair and pleasant.  The overnight low will be 62.  Winds will become light from the southwest.

Saturday will be mostly sunny and warmer. There will be a slight risk of a late-day shower or storm. The high will be 90.  Winds will be southwest 6 to 12 mph.  The rain risk will be 20 percent.

Saturday Night will be partly cloudy with a spotty evening shower or storm.  The overnight low will be 68. Winds will be southwest around 5 mph.  The rain risk will be 20 percent.

Sunday will be partly sunny with a risk of a few PM showers and storms. The high will be 87.  Winds will be southwest 5 to 10 mph.  The rain risk will be 40 percent.

Monday, Memorial Day will be partly sunny with a risk of a few PM showers and storms. The high will be 85. after a morning low of 68.  The rain risk will be 40 percent.

Tuesday will be mostly to partly sunny with just a slight risk of a shower or storm, mainly in areas south of the Triangle.  The high will be 85, after a morning low of 65.  The rain risk will be 20 percent.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and warm.  The high will be 84, after a morning low of 63.

Thursday will be mostly to partly sunny and warm.  The high will be 84, after a morning low of 65.

Friday will be partly sunny with a chance of a PM shower or storm.  The high will be 83, after a morning low of 66.  The rain risk will be 30 percent.

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