Rain showers will taper through evening

Posted May 21, 2013

— Late afternoon thunderstorms rumbled into downtown Raleigh, but there is no threat of severe weather in the Triangle Tuesday, Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said. Radar Reflectivity iControl Interactive Doppler Radar

The trough of low pressure that kept showers steady Monday had weakened and drifted to the north and east Tuesday, dumping on the Roanoke Rapids area.

Stream flooding and upwards of two inches of rain had fallen there by 4 p.m., according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.

Any rain activity will rapidly fade after sunset, Maze said.

Temperatures climbed toward the low 80s Tuesday afternoon, and sunshine could sneak through the clouds by the evening commute.

The unsettled pattern stays put Wednesday and Thursday, with the best chance for showers and storms coming late in the day Thursday ahead of the cold front that brought severe weather to the Midwest.

Once the front clears, clear skies and cool temperatures will settle in for the weekend. 

"The weather this weekend is really something to look forward to," Gardner said. "We will have temperatures in the mid-70s and much lower humidity."


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  • MudLife May 21, 2013

    hasn't rained a drop here in Morrisville all day. A little disappointed because i love stormy weather and rain.

  • csw May 21, 2013

    I pray that Oklahoma is spared from anymore severe weather. I wouldn't wish what they had to endure on anyone.

  • Unbroken May 21, 2013

    "Gee-my lawn looks better than in years. Rain is great. Just keep the heavy stuff like Oklahoma experienced yesterday away!!

    Yeah right? Lawn looks like it could be slept on in all its plush, lushy glory. By July though, it will be a crunchy, spotty, off-green/brown field.

  • baldchip May 21, 2013

    It's raining hard in Garner. Wash that car for me!! oh-it's 3:45PM

  • Obamacare survives May 21, 2013

    Sun is still shining here in North Raleigh.

  • Cock a doodle doo May 21, 2013

    It's pouring rain in Downtown Raleigh at this moment.

  • simplelogic May 21, 2013

    Good call, WRAL. It's raining in Eastern Wake and a good part of Johnston counties. I might even go so far as to call the rain pattern "patchy".

  • Obamacare survives May 21, 2013

    Good call jblake. The sun is shining!!

  • simplelogic May 21, 2013

    "These forecasts are never on target!"

    The weather isn't always predictable, but there is ALWAYS a 100% probability of jblake compaining about the forecast. LOL!!!!!!

  • jblake1932 May 21, 2013

    Whatever, better grab the sunscreen. These forecasts are never on target!