Raleigh, N.C. — According to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, thunderstorms and rain will develop late Monday following an otherwise sunny, hot day.

The weather on Monday will mimic that of Sunday, which brought sweltering heat and some serious evening storms to parts of the viewing area.

It will be hot and humid again, with temperatures starting out in the mid-70s at 7 a.m. and reaching a high around 90 degrees by Monday afternoon. A slight chance for storms and rain lingers all day, but that chance drastically rises after lunchtime and into the evening.

Heat Index, DMA

“There’s a slight chance of an early shower, otherwise we’ll be partly sunny, breezy and hot,” said Gardner. “Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop during the afternoon and especially evening. Some storms could produce localized strong, damaging winds, and, even in the absence of storms, winds may occasionally gust to between 20 and 30 mph.”

Overnight, the chance for isolated severe storms will continue as a cold front nears the central portion of the state. Temperatures will be warm, in the 70s, before rising again on Tuesday.

7-Day Forecast

Tuesday will be much cloudier and cooler, and less humid, than Monday with highs in the low 80s.

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