Triangle may see winds, hail before cooler air takes control

From staff reportsMay 22, 2014 

— Weather forecasters said Thursday that the Triangle faces a slight threat of damaging winds and hail in the afternoon as one weather system moves out of the area and another moves in.

At the National Weather Service office in Raleigh, meteorologists looking at data about conditions in an approaching mass of air said they “think we will have a damaging wind threat and perhaps some marginal hail … with the strongest storms.”

Conditions were not expected to develop that way until afternoon, however, and the forecasters said the chance of storms would be largely east of the U.S. 1 corridor.

The forecast called for chances of rain ranging from 20 percent in Orange and Chatham counties to 40 percent in Wake County and 30 percent in Franklin and Johnston counties.

High temperatures across the area were expected to get into the low 90s.

There also appears to be a slight chance of rain Friday afternoon as cooler air takes control of the area.

Friday highs were forecast to be in the mid-80s and weekend highs about 80 under sunny skies.


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