Central North Carolina was edging into the first phase of drought when rain swept in this week to end the dry spell. But a storm system could signal lightning, heavy rain and strong winds in the Triangle on Monday night and through this week.
The National Weather Service in Raleigh is calling for lightning, heavy rain and damaging straight-line winds for Monday evening, mainly before midnight.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms also is expected all day and into the evening on Tuesday and Wednesday.
New rainfall amounts of a tenth to a quarter of an inch were expected Monday and Tuesday, with more possible during thunderstorms.
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Thursday will be partly sunny, followed by showers and thunderstorms Friday and through the weekend.
Highs were expected in the mid 80s.