Chance for storms decreases through evening

Posted October 14, 2012
Updated October 15, 2012

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— A passing cold front stirred up showers and thunderstorms Monday afternoon, but Tuesday will have plenty of sunshine, WRAL Chief meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

As the frontal boundary clears central North Carolina, the threat of severe weather should diminish, leaving only a slight chance for rain in Raleigh after 8 p.m., Fishel said.

"Once the front clears your area this evening, the humidity will drop, and you will notice the change," he said.

The rain and clouds will give way to sunny weather on Tuesday, but it will remain relatively cool.

"If you want a sure thing, Tuesday and Wednesday look good for a visit to the North Carolina State Fair," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.  

More dry and sunny weather will prevail Wednesday, then temperatures will creep up into the mid-70s Thursday, as clouds roll in. Thursday will be even warmer with highs in the upper 70s, and showers will be possible later in the day.

A second cold front will roll across the state Friday, bringing in another shot at showers and storms. It will knock down temperatures into the low 70s for next weekend and let the sun back in.


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  • whatdidusay Oct 15, 2012

    Breaking news: Now we got us a hurricane. Button down the hatches, buy bread, buy eggs, buy $4.00 gas for generators. Oops, it turned north.

  • americaneel Oct 15, 2012

    I really was hoping it would rain just to keep the whiners from posting

  • CrewMax Oct 15, 2012

    Yes, we had AT LEAST .0001"! Lasted at least 10 minutes. Crawled under my house it was so scarey.

  • AskWhy Oct 15, 2012

    I, for one, thought their forecast was dead-on. Torrential rain in Raleigh right when they predicted. For all you armchair quarterbacks....pffffff. Thank you WRAL!!!

  • Jimmytwotimes Oct 15, 2012

    Storms developing, eastern wake right now. 3:40pm

  • romneycare Oct 15, 2012

    It really depends where you are and at what time.... Some places may get rain, some places may not... This article is expected to move through an area, so it might not affect you personally, but another area... unfortunately not everyone is equipped with common sense now and days. Check out the radar from NOAA if you are mad at WRAL for relaying the information.

  • Hans Oct 15, 2012

    Nice downpour right now.

  • davidgnews Oct 15, 2012

    Promo alert.

  • kikinc Oct 15, 2012

    TWC has storms developing over us around 4:00. I guess it's a wait and see situation.

  • Hans Oct 15, 2012

    I really hope no one gets washed away.