A similar forecast for Father's Day. The summer pattern continues

Organized storms are possible, and capable of producing wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

Bands of showers and thunderstorms moved through Friday afternoon and later in the evening, bringing down some trees and causing flooding. Some of these storms may be strong Sunday afternoon with gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain.

A cold front approaches our area later Tuesday - bringing more widespread showers and storms Monday and Tuesday afternoons and evenings.

Tonight: Mostly clear to partly cloudy.

"We're unlikely to see severe weather", said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.

This morning, we will be dry and muggy with temperatures hovering in the mid 70s.

While a thunderstorm can't be ruled out Tuesday afternoon, the bulk of the rain should fall early in the morning. We'll keep that muggy feel through the night with a few scattered storms. The high will be 88, after a morning low of 72. High temperatures will only be in the 60s. The sun's most direct rays will be the farthest north all year at 23½ degrees north along the Tropic of Cancer. The rain risk will be 50 percent. Slight chance afternoon shower. The front will knock our temps to the mid-80s for Tuesday and Wednesday. This added element along with some upper level support will increase the chance for some possible severe storms.

  • Joanne Flowers