The biggest threat from these storms will be heavy rain and some wind. About half of us will see rain at some point Saturday and half of us won't. Most of us will stay dry on Monday.
A drier pattern is setting up for this weekend, however a shower or t-storm will still be around this afternoon as a cold front finally pushes through the area. The humidity will make it feel even hotter.
Early this afternoon, the Storm Prediction center included the northern-most section of the state in a "slight" risk for severe weather and most of the rest of the state in a lower "marginal risk". The front will inch towards the coast before stalling late Saturday night into Sunday across eastern North Carolina. High temperatures will still manage to reach the mid 80s with clouds and some sun. Our forecast highs in the 70s account for the cooling effect of the clouds; should we revise to consider sunshine breaking out, we will need to revise our temperature forecast up. With that said, the storms won't be widespread on Thursday-just isolated.
Sun and clouds will be the story for the first half of the day but then a line of showers and storms will roll though CT later this afternoon and into the evening.