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Saturday will be calm with some rain as storm cleanup continues

April 20, 2019 GMT

After an intense storm system brought tornadoes and damaging winds to much of North Carolina on Friday, Saturday’s weather will be significantly calmer.

Eight counties had reports of tornadoes. From Florida to Pennsylvania, significant wind damage was reported along the east coast, meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Although many trees fell and some mobile homes were destroyed, no injuries were reported Friday in North Carolina.

Saturday will be much drier, with some showers possible in the Triangle.

Storms aren’t expected because a system doesn’t have the energy to produce any, meteorologist Peta Sheerwood said.

The afternoon will be windy, though, with gusts up to 20 or 30 mph possible.

Saturday’s high will be 64 degrees.

Sunday morning will be chilly in the mid-40s before warming up to 66 degrees. Skies will be partly cloudy, but there’s only a 10 percent chance for rain.

Monday through Thursday looks pleasant, with mostly clear skies and temperatures getting up to the 80s on Tuesday.

Another round of thunderstorms is expected Friday.