The National Weather Service said there was some chance that isolated severe thunderstorms could pop up in the Triangle on Thursday night.
The probability of any rain was pegged at 30 percent in local forecasts, however, and the thunderstorm risk was highest closer to the Virginia border.
The danger in the storms, if they formed, would be from high winds, forecasters said.
The storm threat was associated with a line of turbulent weather moving into North Carolina from the northwest. It was expected to weaken as it moved forward, however, and was not expected to reach the Triangle until after dark.