Rain chances increase Wednesday into Thursday

Posted July 31, 2013

— Clouds and showers associated with an approaching cold front will slowly make their way into central and eastern North Carolina Wednesday, helping keep temperatures below normal for the third consecutive day. 

The Triangle could see some rain as early as Wednesday evening.

"The rain chances through midnight are only about 30 percent," said WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson.

Communities in western North Carolina saw light showers Wednesday morning.

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"We've seen some light showers and sprinkles moving through early, but a lot of the rain is falling apart as it gets over the mountains," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "We'll see our chances for noticeable rainfall and thunderstorms go up during the afternoon and evening."

Cloud cover kept temperature in the  low 80s through midday Wednesday.

Rain showers will linger overnight and into the day Thursday, and some parts of the western Triangle could see a half inch to an inch of rain by the time the system moves out late Thursday.

"Thursday is going to be a wet day," Gardner said. "Showers will probably impact our morning commute and stick with us throughout the day."

Daytime highs will stay well below normal on Thursday thanks to the rain, topping out in the low 80s. 

Sunshine will help push temperatures back into the low 90s Friday and Saturday, but overnight lows will stay in the upper 60s.


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  • NoRespect Aug 1, 2013

    Well... its now THURSDAY afternoon and this article is still insisting that it might rain on WEDNESDAY.

    WRAL... either remove the article or update it.

  • happy2.0 Jul 31, 2013

    The hardest rain I've seen in a long time just dropped over Six Forks and the Beltline for at least 15 min. I mean it POURED!

  • spoonman Jul 31, 2013

    it's raining right now

    so, yeah

  • Ambygirl Jul 31, 2013

    "The rain chances through midnight are only about 30 percent," said WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson."

    Looks like they got it right!! Rest of the article says a better chance in the triangle tomorrow.

  • Obamacare rules Jul 31, 2013

    Um, you guys can take the showers out of today's forecast since that ain't gonna happen.