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National Weather Service presents Stanly forecast for Thursday

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service forecast for Stanly County showed the most likely time of severe weather to be between noon and 3 p.m. Thursday.

A 60 percent chance of rain is estimated between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 a.m. Thursday, with rain or drizzle remaining after 2 a.m. with areas of fog.

Rain is likely Thursday morning, with showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., possibly severe. Areas of fog are possible before 1 p.m., with a high near 69. Wind gusts could reach 24 mph. There is an 80 percent chance of rain.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely before 8 p.m., with a slight chance of showers happening after 8.