First Alert Day: Level 2 severe storm risk moves to Wake and Durham counties

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Friday, April 21, 2023
First Alert Evening Weather Forecast: April 21
First Alert Evening Weather Forecast: April 21

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Temperatures will be in the 60s Friday night, a bit warmer than normal. A cold front this weekend will bring with it the risk of severe storms.

The front is expected to bring scattered showers and isolated storms. There is a level 2 risk of severe storms along Interstate 95 and across the Triangle.

There is growing concern for an all-hazards threat, with soundings starting to pick up on the potential for a spin-up within pre-frontal convection, but this mainly appears to be north and east of the Triangle. Regardless, we're likely to be looking at some impressive rainfall rates once again and this month's trend of feast or famine in terms of rainfall (over 5" of RDU's 5.21" so far have come across just three days) should continue before precip pulls eastward by the evening, leaving clearing skies and a cooler, drier night.


Scattered showers and storms could happen in late morning and last into the early evening. Another round of downpours with more clouds than sun should be expected in the afternoon and evening in certain areas around lunch time. A second band will come through between about 3-7 p.m.

There is a level 2 risk of severe storms for parts of the Triangle.

The storms could impact the North Carolina's biggest craft beer festival taking place in Raleigh on Saturday. Brewgaloo is in downtown Raleigh this weekend and Saturday's festivities are scheduled to take place from 12-8 p.m.