Leftover rain from the remnants of Laura and a cold front will work together today to bring a chance of severe weather to central North Carolina. Saturday is a CBS 17 STORM TEAM ALERT DAY for that reason.
Saturday started out warm and humid with clouds and some early showers. The morning rain and cloud cover will help limit any widespread severe weather. The best chance of unsettled weather will arrive this afternoon.
The Storm Prediction Center has most of central North Carolina in a marginal (1 on the 1-5 scale) risk for severe storms. The main window for any strong to severe storms will be through 6 p.m. in central North Carolina. Locations east of I-95 are in the slight (2 on the 1-5 scale) risk. Those along and east of I-95 have the highest chance of seeing strong storms.
The main concern will be damaging wind, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out for Saturday. Make sure you stay weather aware and have a way to get any weather alerts.
Along with the increased chance of storms, winds will turn quite breezy on Saturday. Gusts over 30 mph will be possible in central North Carolina and southern Virginia. Skies stay mostly cloudy with highs near 87 this afternoon. Skies will clear tonight with sunny and dry weather on the way for Sunday. We’ll end the weekend with lower humidity and highs near 88.