Mid-Week Severe Weather Risk Creeps Back Into Triangle

Severe weather risk, Wednesday, April 5, 2017

— After a day of heavy rain on Monday, Tuesday will bring clear skies and warm temperatures, but that calm weather ends when another round of potentially severe weather blows through the Triangle during the middle of the week.

Gusty winds will be the only adverse conditions around Raleigh on Tuesday. Temperatures will climb and skies will remain dry.

“It’s going to be a beautiful day today—(high temperatures) in the 80s,” said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

After Tuesday, though, the weather gets more turbulent.

The risk for severe weather moves back into the region around the middle of the day on Wednesday and increases overnight. Gardner said that threat of wind damage, hail and an isolated tornado will last through Thursday.

“I certainly think that our chance of severe weather (Wednesday) night is fairly high,” Gardner said.

The severe weather risk will abate over the weekend, but cold temperatures will take its place. Gardner said morning lows on Saturday and Sunday will drop down into the high 30s.

“(We’re) not likely to have widespread frost, but we’ll be close to it,” Gardner said.