Raleigh, N.C. — Showers and storms were moving through central North Carolina, but by 5 or 6 p.m., skies should turn party cloudy, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

“This is not showing signs of being severe, and once this stuff moves out, I think we will be in the clear for the rest of the night,” Maze said.

The majority of the state will remain under a marginal risk for severe weather through the evening. The area along the Interstate 95 corridor could see a thunderstorm, Maze said.

After Tuesday evening’s chance for storms, drier and cooler air returns for the middle of the work week.

“We are going to have a cold front come by and it will be much less humid,” Maze said.

Highs Wednesday will be in the mid-70s under mostly sunny skies, and conditions will be nice again on Thursday with highs in the mid-60s.

The next chance for noticeable rain will come Friday, when Maze said a moisture-rich system could bring up to 1 inch of rainfall.

“We could use the rain to help our deficit,” he said. “It would also help wash some of the pollen away.”

Tree pollens, specifically from oak and pine trees, are “very high” across the region.

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