80 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2013-05-17 17:15:00
Updated: 2013-05-19 23:35:58
Posted May 17, 2013
Updated May 19, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — An upper-level disturbance moving in from the west slowly trudged across North Carolina Sunday, bringing a steady stream of moisture that is expected to linger for several days, WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth said.
"The rain is just going to be relentless the next couple of days," she said.
Unsettled weather patterns across the country brought devastating tornadoes to Oklahoma and Texas over the weekend.
Nothing so severe is expected in North Carolina, but light to moderate showers will continue on and off through Wednesday at least, Wilmoth said.
In the past 48 hours, Raleigh has seen nearly one inch of rainfall. Over an inch fell in Goldsboro and a half-inch showered Roxboro.
An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected by Monday evening.
Temperatures will be in the high 70s Monday before climbing into the mid 80s for Tuesday and Wednesday.