Remnants of Laura to sweep through area; damaging winds possible

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 4:30 p.m. for Logan County. Possible hazards include 60 mph wind gusts and ¾-inch hail, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

The remnants of Hurricane Laura will bring the threat of severe storms. Any severe thunderstorms would come in the afternoon and evening, with damaging winds as the primary threat, the NWS said. Locally heavy rainfall may result in flooding.

Hurricane Laura, which lessened to a tropical depression after dark on Thursday, continues to push through the U.S.

Chances of rain will drop slightly in the evening then will start to rise again overnight, although the chance of a thunderstorm will be lower then.

It will be hot with a high temperature near 88 degrees, falling to around 69 degrees overnight.

Saturday, showers will again be likely starting in the early morning.

However, rain chances will steadily decline throughout the day, until it falls entirely soon after dark. Overnight, the clouds will begin to break up.

Temperatures will be lower, with a high of around 83 degrees Saturday and a low of a cool 57 degrees. The NWS said that cooler weather for Saturday night will be part of a general cooling trend, which will continue into next week.

On Sunday, skies will be mostly sunny with temperatures rising to around 79 degrees. Some more clouds move in overnight as temperatures dip down into the upper 50s.

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