The Triangle could catch some stiff winds Wednesday night as thunderstorms blow through the area ahead of a cold front, weather forecasters said.
“Some storms could become severe, with the greatest threat coming from damaging thunderstorm gusts,” the National Weather Service said in posting a hazardous weather alert for all counties in the region.
The storms will start “firing up” in the afternoon, ABC11 meteorologist Don Schwenneker said. “They could turn severe. We’ll watch for that,” he said.
Forecasters put the chance of rain at about 70 percent tonight, but did not foresee much more than a half-inch of it at most.
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The cold front will have an effect – high temperatures for the next several days are forecast to be in the low 80s.