RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Central North Carolina saw a couple of severe thunderstorm warnings early Wednesday afternoon.
At this time all of those warnings have expired. But more could develop. The area is under a level 1 risk for severe storms all evening.
Strong wind gusting up to 60 mph could be associated with those storms if they pop up.
The storms also could pack a lot of rain. This is why there was a flash flood warning in effect for Cumberland County until 6:45 p.m.
There is a level 1 risk for severe storms throughout the region all afternoon and evening.
Scattered to numerous showers and storms are expected this afternoon through tonight. Wind gusts of 50+ mph and small hail will be possible. Heavy rain may lead to minor street flooding.
There is some good news when it comes to temperatures. There is no heat advisory in place and we should be slightly cooler than previous days.
Of course, it will still be hot. It's just that previous days have been extremely hot.
In fact, Monday was the hottest day in recorded human history, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The average global temperature Monday was 62.62 degrees, beating the previous record high of 62.46 degrees reached in July and August of 2016.
It will be partly sunny and humid on Thursday with some popup storms in the afternoon. There is no risk of severe storms at the moment. Friday will be similar and we could see popup storms this weekend mainly in the afternoons.