ALERT DAY: Rain, chance of a storm on Saturday afternoon


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Saturday is a CBS 17 Storm Team ALERT DAY!

Rain chances will increase as we move into Saturday afternoon and evening, with showers and a thunderstorm possible. As of 12 p.m. Saturday, all of central North Carolina was removed from the Marginal Risk (1 on the 1-5 scale) for a stronger storm.

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An area of low pressure will move quickly through the area Saturday, but as it does it bring some rain and chance of a storm. Rainfall amounts will average ½ of an inch to around one inch in some areas. 

While we are no longer in the Marginal Risk for a stronger storm, we could still see some thunderstorms in our area. For those that are in the Marginal Risk down to our south, any storm could contain damaging wind and/or large hail. The tornado threat is low, but not zero. Locally, the most likely timing for any storm is from 3 p.m. to Midnight.

Behind this system, skies will clear on Sunday and it should turn out pleasant and warmer with highs reaching the lower 70s.

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Weather & Traffic Anchor Laura Smith: Twitter & Facebook

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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