Cold front brings severe storm threat Tuesday


The first full day of summer Monday felt like it with high humidity and temperatures in the 90s, but today brings another June cold front to central North Carolina.

The cold front will approach in the afternoon and evening, which is also when our best chance of storms will arrive. The Storm Prediction Center has our entire viewing area under a marginal risk, level 1 out of 5, for severe weather anytime between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The main threats will be damaging straight line winds along with heavy rain and frequent lightning.

Temperatures and humidity will drop after the front, leaving comfortable air and highs near 80° for Wednesday and Thursday.

Warmer and more humid conditions return starting Friday.


TUESDAY will be cloudy with scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and evening. The high will be 82.

OVERNIGHT the rain will come to an end, but mostly cloudy skies remain. The low will be 63.

WEDNESDAY will be partly cloudy. The high will be 80.

Raleigh 10 day forecast

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This forecast was prepared by the CBS 17 Storm Team and is based on the latest information available and years of weather forecasting in North Carolina. It was not produced by a computer like many forecasts you find on the web, social media and smart phone apps.

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