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Storms possible overnight

Posted June 15, 2009
Updated June 16, 2009

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— Showers and thunderstorms are likely across the Triangle late Monday, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

Heavy rain fell in Durham County where Bob Skinner reported up to three inches of rain had fallen in Bahama by 5:30 p.m. Troy Simmons reported a downpour in Spring Lake during the 5 o'clock hour.

In Wilson and Wayne counties, trees were toppled by a line of storms that passed through Monday afternoon.

"We did have some damage this afternoon and there may be severe storms on tap later this evening," Fishel said. Any storms that pop up bring the danger of damaging winds and large hail.

The chance for rain covers the bulk of the state and lingers overnight, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

The pattern bringing heavy rain was moving largely from northwest to southeast across the state, Fishel said.

Tuesday and Wednesday will see similar weather: overcast skies, rain and isolated storms. The temperatures will stay low, no higher than the upper 70s.

The rain totals from the next three days could be high.

"By midnight (Monday), the model suggests about three-tenths (of an inch) in the Triangle, about two-tenths in Fayetteville, but it really starts to total up during the day tomorrow (Tuesday)," Maze said. "Some locations, by the time 6 o'clock Wednesday morning gets here, could see between 1 to maybe 3 inches of rain."

And after that, the weather will do a dramatic turnabout.

"As the week goes on, the sunshine returns, and by the end of the work week and the weekend, we could be baking," Maze said.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday will all see highs in the 90s. Some spots could even get up to 100 degrees on Saturday.

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  • godukebasketball Jun 15, 2009

    "Heavy rain fell in Durham County where Bob Skinner reported up to three inches of rain had fallen in Bahama by 5:30 p.m."

    Depends on what part of Durham. Not a single drop neither where I work or where I live! Could use some rain here.

  • Skywatch_NC Jun 15, 2009

    the heat dome has consumed yet another rain opportunity. triangle, free and clear. AGAIN!

    The day isn't over yet

  • time4real Jun 15, 2009

    the heat dome has consumed yet another rain opportunity. triangle, free and clear. AGAIN!

  • daisymom Jun 15, 2009

    Well, you know what they say about the weather in NC. If you don't like it, hang around for 15 minutes. It will change!

  • pureivy Jun 15, 2009

    rescuefan, that would be awesome for me! I will look into the requirements! Thanks!

  • rescuefan Jun 15, 2009

    Since we're talking about proofreading, I'm a grammar fanatic. I'd love to be a proofreader, but I could never figure out how to get into the field.
    pureivy
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    You can look into becoming a copy editor. We have one here at work and she is fantastic!

  • pureivy Jun 15, 2009

    Since we're talking about proofreading, I'm a grammar fanatic. I'd love to be a proofreader, but I could never figure out how to get into the field.

  • Skywatch_NC Jun 15, 2009

    "Apply to be a WRAL proof reader, then." So if I don't think a "professional" is competent in some field I should try to be one? Go to med school if I don't like my doctor's advice? Join the hockey team if my team loses in a shutout?

    Just saying that no one is perfect, gwhatnow.

  • gwhatnow Jun 15, 2009

    "Apply to be a WRAL proof reader, then."
    So if I don't think a "professional" is competent in some field I should try to be one? Go to med school if I don't like my doctor's advice? Join the hockey team if my team loses in a shutout?

  • Skywatch_NC Jun 15, 2009

    It should say "a couple of days." Isn't good grammar a requirement for a writer? Not if you're hired to work for WRAL!!!!

    Apply to be a WRAL proof reader, then.

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