More storms, damaging wind possible tonight; hot, sunny Father’s Day ahead

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

A few strong to severe storms will be possible Saturday afternoon and into tonight, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Today’s high is expected to be near 86 degrees.

The storms are not expected to be as widespread or severe as ones to hit the region Friday, but damaging winds are the primary threat, the NWS reported.

Minor flooding has already occurred in some areas, the NWS reported. Do not drive through flooded roadways and keep children away from storm drains, culverts, creeks and streams. Water levels can rise rapidly and sweep children away.

Showers and thunderstorms remain likely Saturday night, mainly between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. The overnight low will be around 67 degrees, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms into Sunday morning.

Father’s Day on Sunday will be partly sunny and hot with a high near 87 degrees and a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

Sunday night will be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m., then a slight chance of showers. Overnight lows will be around 72 degrees.

There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms to start the work week, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, followed by showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. The high will be near 86 degrees. Showers are likely Monday night, mainly before 8 p.m. Overnight, it will be much cooler with the low temperature around 56 degrees.

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