RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Saturday was hot and humid across central North Carolina in advance of a cold front. Ahead of the front scattered showers and storms developed and produced locally heavy downpours and frequent lightning late in the afternoon and early evening.
A flood advisory was also issued for Wake and Franklin counties until 9:20 p.m. Saturday.
Any storms will end Saturday night as the cold front pushes toward the coast. Sunday will be less humid, but it will still be quite warm.
The weather pattern will be generally dry into next week as high pressure builds in from the northwest. Temperatures will cool to the lower 80s midweek and humidity levels will be quite low also making it feel very comfortable for the last week of June.
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A weak low-pressure system could squeeze out a shower on Tuesday, but storms are not expected to develop again until next weekend on Saturday, as it will turn hot and humid by then, as we start July.
Tonight will have scattered evening storms; then it will be mostly cloudy with a slight risk of a shower overnight. The overnight low will be 69. Winds will become northwest, but generally remain light. The rain risk will be 60 percent during the evening.
Sunday will be mostly to partly sunny and less humid. The high will be 87. Winds will be north-northwest 5 to 8 mph.
Sunday Night will be mainly clear and comfortable. The overnight low will be 62. Winds will be light out of the north.
Monday will be mostly sunny and comfortable. The high will be 83; winds will be light and variable.
Tuesday will be partly sunny with a slight chance of a shower. The high will be 81, after a morning low of 59. The rain risk will be 20 percent.
Wednesday will be sunny and comfortable. The high will be 81, after a morning low of 59.
Thursday will be sunny and warmer. The high will be 86, after a morning low of 62.
Friday will be mostly sunny. The high will be 88, after a morning low of 66.
Next Saturday will be partly sunny, hot and humid with a slight risk of a PM storm. The high will be 90, after a morning low of 70. The rain risk will be 20 percent.