A cold front brought storms through the area Monday evening.

There’s a severe thunderstorm watch in effect west of I-95 until 11 p.m.

The good news, is the overall severe threat is diminishing, but showers and a few storms will continue through very early Tuesday morning.

Chatham County, southern Orange County and southern Alamance County were under severe thunderstorm warning until 8 p.m.

There’s a chance of winds up to 60 mph, Chief Meteorologist Chris Hohmann said. Residents from Saxapahaw in southern Alamance County to Chapel Hill and into Chatham County just north of Pittsboro should stay indoors and use caution.

“Damaging winds cannot be ruled out in the strongest storms in the afternoon and evening,” said ABC11 Meteorologist Don “Big Weather” Schwenneker.
The SPC has the entire area in a slight risk for severe weather, with areas north of I-85 in an enhanced risk.

Behind tonight’s storms, there will be a refreshing drop in temperatures and humidity behind the front for midweek.

Another round of showers and thunderstorms arrive later on Thursday and there’s a better chance for some showers and thunderstorms on Friday.

Right now, next weekend will have temperatures lower than average for the first weekend of May.

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