Severe storms possible for Friday morning commute

— Umbrellas will be necessary for the Friday morning commute as a front that brought severe storms to Indiana, Louisiana and Kentucky moves through the Triangle.

WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said spotty showers are possible Thursday night as temperatures remain warm, but more severe weather is possible Friday.

Models show the line of storms moving through the region at about 8 a.m., bringing the potential for damaging winds, small hail and brief, heavy rain.

Maze explained that, if the storms stay on track and move through in the morning hours, the area won’t have high temperatures that tend to intensify storms to the level seen in the Midwest.

“If the timing works out and it comes in the first part of the day, the threat may not be all that great,” he said. “Once that blows on by, there could be very little activity during the afternoon. Maybe a shower, maybe a thunderstorm.”

Temperatures Friday will be in the upper 70s to low 80s with wind at 15 to 20 mph. Rain will linger Saturday as a front stalls at the coast, but skies are expected to clear by Sunday morning.

,Umbrellas will be necessary for the Friday morning commute as a front that brought severe storms to Indiana, Louisiana and Kentucky moves through the Triangle.

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