Maze: Rain eases up, won't exacerbate flooding

Posted September 29

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— After nearly 10 inches of rain fell in parts of central North Carolina overnight, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said that the region should be safe from additional flooding.

Rain that fell Wednesday night through Thursday morning led to school closings and flooded roads but additional severe weather in the forecast Thursday afternoon never happened.

‘We didn’t see any of that big rain materialize this afternoon,” Maze said.

The only rain on the radar Thursday night was up in the mountains, but Maze said that a small chance of showers remains in the local forecast overnight.

Friday morning should start out cloudy with the potential for fog during the early morning hours and some precipitation could linger through the morning.

“There could be a shower for some of us during the morning commute,” Maze said.

Maze said that there was no rain in the forecast that would exacerbate the flooding that closed roads in Cumberland and Hoke counties, but Cumberland County remains under a flood warning until 6:40 a.m. Sunday.

“I think in the days ahead, we’re just going to see the waters go down,” Maze said.

By Tuesday and Wednesday of next week Hurricane Matthew could be making its way up the coast.

"We will have to keep a very close eye on this storm," WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.


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