Damaging winds possible in isolated evening storms; sunshine returns over weekend

β€” A pair of storms passing through the Triangle on Friday will bookend a brief break in the rain during the afternoon.

The morning’s storm pushed off to the south and east of Raleigh, bringing lighter rain than was expected. A second wave of storms will roll through in the evening that will put most of eastern North Carolina under a marginal risk for severe weather.

“For us, we’re probably going to see a couple of hours (in the afternoon) with very little in the way of rainfall at all,” said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.

As the break in the rain passes, though, counties around the region will see a 30- to 40-percent chance of isolated storms through the evening hours. The evening storm will have the potential for damaging wind and large hail.

“As we get into the later afternoon, with a few breaks in the clouds, we’ll destabilize,” Moss said. “(We) may see some isolated to widely scattered showers or thunderstorms pop up.”

Patchy showers will remain on Saturday morning, which will move out by late morning or midday to bring a brilliant weekend.

“During the afternoon tomorrow, I think we’ll see quite a bit of sunshine develop,” Moss said. “We’ll continue with plenty of sun into Sunday.”

,A pair of storms passing through the Triangle on Friday will bookend a brief break in the rain during the afternoon.

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