Raleigh, N.C. – As temperatures rise once again, the Triangle region faces the imminent threat of severe weather starting today. Heavy rainfall has already swept through various parts of the Triangle, impacting Wake, Durham, Lee, and Chatham counties until 7:30 a.m. In addition, Franklin, Granville, Vance, and Warren counties are currently under a flash flood warning until 8:30 a.m.
The entire viewing area is at a level 1 risk for severe weather, with potential hazards including damaging winds, hail, and locally heavy rain. As the day progresses, storms may continue to develop, extending into the afternoon and evening hours.
In addition to the severe weather, Friday will bring heightened levels of humidity to the area, resulting in oppressive conditions. Cloud cover is expected to limit heating, keeping temperatures around a high of 90 degrees. It is important to note that dangerous heat is anticipated for the upcoming week, with the exception of the weekend, as heat indices are likely to surpass 100 degrees.
Stay informed and stay safe during these inclement weather conditions.