Father’s Day forecast: Afternoon thunderstorms, muggy temperatures

June 18, 2017 GMT

Storms thundered through central North Carolina early Saturday, bringing lightning and some heavy downpours. But the skies turned dry Saturday evening.

“The activity really lessoned in the amount of coverage across the viewing area,” WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wimoth said.

Father’s Day will bring a mix of sun and clouds, but it will remain humid.

Like Saturday, the end of the weekend could bring some hit-and-miss afternoon storms.

“The good news for Father’s Day is it looks like the activity is not going to be as widespread as we had Saturday,” Wilmoth said.

Temperatures will be hot and steamy with temperatures reaching 90, and there will be a risk for severe storms mainly in the second half of the day.

“Sunday we still have the potential for some active storms, but some dry air is moving in in the upper levels of the atmosphere,” Wilmoth said.

“But for us, it is still going to be very muggy.”

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Monday brings the potential for severe weather. A storm or two could turn severe, with locally damaging winds. Even in the absence of storms, winds may occasionally gust to around 30 mph.

Temperatures will again reach the high 80s or the low 90s.

Because of several tropical storms brewing in the ocean, the Triangle has a wet, rainy week ahead.

The forecast predicts rain every day into Thursday more hot, muggy temperatures.