Cooler air lingers behind Tuesday rain
Posted August 2, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — A cold front sinking southward from Virginia on Tuesday spurred storms and will make for a cooler week ahead.
Storms began around the region at lunchtime and are expected to continue through the overnight hours and possibly into Wednesday morning.
Although no severe thunderstorm watches or warnings were issued in connection with the storms, flood warnings were issued Tuesday night for Durham, Orange and Chatham counties.
Flooding was reported in several places around Carrboro, where almost three inches of rain fell, but waters quickly receded.
“The bottom line is the rain will gradually come to an end over the next few hours and there’s no threat for severe weather,” said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.
The cold front that brought the rain will stall near the South Carolina state line Wednesday, setting up three days of cooler temperatures with highs in the mid-80s on Wednesday.
"The bottom line is no big heat for us in the next seven days," Maze said.
Cooler weather may not allow for more outdoor activities though, as skies will remain cloudy with the chance for showers in the forecast.
“Don’t think it’s going to be a beautiful, sunny day. That shouldn’t be the case,” Maze said.
Maze said the wet weather will be more of a problem to the south while those in the Triangle could just see showers.
Temperatures will return to the low 90s over the weekend.