Heavy rain falls east of Triangle

Posted May 22, 2013
Updated May 23, 2013

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— Skies darkened across the Triangle Thursday afternoon as a line of showers and storms led a cold front across the state.

"We are not anticipating a severe storm outbreak, but we cannot rule out an isolated strong to severe storm with gusty winds and some small hail," said WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson.

Late afternoon showers drenched some parts of Nash and Edgecombe counties, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Warning through 6:45 p.m. Downtown Rocky Mount, May 23, 2013 Spring storms wash through Nash, Wilson counties

Once the cold front moves through the region overnight, cooler temperatures and low humidity will take over to create a gorgeous holiday weekend. 

Highs Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be in the mid-70s, and overnight lows during the weekend will dip into the mid-40s, weather almost perfect for the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament this weekend at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and other holiday weekend events. 

"You may not feel a big difference when you wake up Friday, but you will notice that it just doesn't warm up much during the day," Gardner said. "It will be breezy and we'll see much cooler highs as we head into the weekend."

Memorial Day highs will climb back into the low 80s.


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  • Cock a doodle doo May 24, 2013

    It sure did pour down in Downtown Raleigh for a long period of time last night.

  • LovemyPirates May 23, 2013

    On 264 when this storm came through Wilson, couldn't see the shoulder to pull off the road.

  • datenobunaga2 May 23, 2013

    Poured here in Zebulon (franklin COunty side) for about 30 minutes. Rained here yesterday as well. I would say that we have received an inch over the past two days. For once I am not complaining even though my yard is a lake. Most of the time I watch fronts moving in from the west and they disintegrate before hitting Zebulon. It's like there is a shield around us the prevents rain from getting in.

  • simplelogic May 23, 2013

    "Still waiting for the afternoon rain??? :)"

    LOL jblake - so the whole forecast is a bust, right? Never mind that it's raining all along the front, just as predicted - it isn't raining on YOU, so...Bad forecast! Bad, bad forecast! LOL just kidding, you really tickle me.

  • Obamacare survives May 23, 2013

    jblake, none here either. It's all east of us now.

  • jblake1932 May 23, 2013

    Still waiting for the afternoon rain??? :)

  • simplelogic May 23, 2013

    Hmmm...that radar screen is looking greener by the minute.

    OS, jblake - I'm sure there will be sunshine today, before the rain starts. I'm also absolutely sure that it will rain this weekend - somewhere. I'm betting not here in central NC. :-)

  • Obamacare survives May 23, 2013

    I'm in. Sunshine today, rain all weekend.

  • jblake1932 May 23, 2013

    Watch out folks, it will rain this weekend! Any takers?

  • Obamacare survives May 23, 2013

    There were actually two lines of heavy rain, both of which broke apart and fizzled before reaching the triangle. Sound familiar?