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Storms bring heavy rain, cooler temps

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A pair of lighting bolts strike the ground in western North Carolina. (FOX Carolina iWitness masterpriester) A pair of lighting bolts strike the ground in western North Carolina. (FOX Carolina iWitness masterpriester)
Hail was seen as storms moved through the Half Mile Lake area Tuesday night, though it melted quickly. (April 17, 2012/FOX Carolina) Hail was seen as storms moved through the Half Mile Lake area Tuesday night, though it melted quickly. (April 17, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

As storms moved through the western Carolinas on Tuesday evening, they brought rain, thunderstorms and warnings with them.

FOX Carolina Chief Meteorologist Kendra Kent said a cold front that stalled across the region will act as a focus for showers and storms. She said temperatures climbed into the upper 70s and lower 80s across the area on Tuesday, which will add energy to the storms.

Severe storms were possible until 11 p.m. Tuesday, Kent said. She said the storms will weaken to off-and-on rain through the night and Wednesday morning.

Kent said that in addition to the large hail and damaging winds, localized flooding could also be a problem for the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia.

FOX Carolina meteorologist Alex Wilson said while the rain won't clear out until later Wednesday, the severe threat is very low with less of a chance to see the kind of storms that we had last night.

Wilson said the rain will end overnight, with fog settling into much of the area and clouds will linger into Thursday morning. 

Temperatures will only rise a few degrees Wednesday, with highs below-normal. Kent said the next chance for rain happens by the weekend.

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