Highs close to 90 degrees Thursday and a chance for evening storms
Thursday will be a hot day, with highs near 90 degrees and a chance for storms later in the day.
Temperatures were in the 70s at 4 a.m., and the day will only get hotter. A high of 89 degrees is forecast for Raleigh.
The first half of Thursday will be quiet, but the day could follow a typical summer trend of afternoon and evening storms.
The chance for any showers and storms looks greatest in our southern counties and more likely in the evening.
According to WRAL meteorologist Anthony Baglione, storms will not be severe in nature.
Highs will top the 90s on Friday, and there will again be a chance for scattered showers and storms in the afternoon. The humidity will be higher, too.
Father's Day weekend
Father's Day weekend is trending drier and warmer.
Rain chances are slim on Saturday and Sunday.
"This is good for any weekend Juneteenth or Father's Day celebrations," WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood said.
A low will move into the region late Sunday into Monday. The chances of showers and storms will increase into Monday.
"With a flow moving in from the Gulf, rain chances will stick with us into Wednesday," Sheerwood said. "Expect highs to drop into the 70s by Tuesday."