Most computer models now show the heaviest of the rains and thunderstorms passing through our part of the state during the afternoon hours. Here's a look at forecast from a model run by the State Climate Office of North Carolina.
That same model is also showing up to an inch of rain is possible across much of our region. Heavier thunderstorms may produce even more than that.
While up to an inch of rain would be very welcome around North Carolina, it is important to note that one good rainfall to break the exceptional drought that has developed the last several months. However, it certainly is a start. Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina for Weather on the Ones updates with the latest on the rain chances and the threat for strong storms on Friday.