Cindy’s remnants will bypass NC, but rain remains in the forecast

June 23, 2017 GMT

As the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy and a cold front move toward North Carolina, the state could see a rainy Saturday followed by some more comfortable weather.

Friday-morning moisture was being fed into central North Carolina by Tropical Storm Cindy, which made landfall on Thursday near the Texas-Louisiana border. The system’s actual center of circulation, though, will push through Tennessee and part of Kentucky, avoiding the Tar Heel State.

“The remnants will move to the north and east and will miss North Carolina, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to see any rain tomorrow,” WRAL meteorologist MIke Maze said.

Saturday will start off with early morning showers, but the skies will briefly dry out for mid-day activities. As temperatures climb into the 90s, storms are expected to develop late in the day.

Maze said that most storms will stay to the south of the Triangle, but storms that do move through could bring the threat of damaging winds, heavy rain and localized flooding.

The region is under a marginal risk for severe weather Saturday, but the precipitation should move out of the area by about 11 p.m.

After the cold front moves through, temperatures will stay warm- in the mid to low 80s- but lower dew points will make the weather feel much more comfortable, Maze said.