Rain gives way to wind across Triangle
Posted October 5, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — The Triangle could tie a decades-old record on Monday, but it's likely one that few in the area will be celebrating.
If rain is recorded at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Monday would mark the 12th straight day with measurable rain locally, tying the streak set in 1887.
WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said the chances are good some rain will fall in the Triangle, but wind is the major concern Monday after days of downpours.
"It's still going to be a blustery day as we start out the week," WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said. "That could cause some problems here and there. Probably not on a widespread basis, but something we'll have to keep an eye on."
The National Weather Service issued wind advisories for much of central and eastern North Carolina until 4 p.m. Monday. Moss said winds would be coming out of the northeast at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts reaching 25 to 35 mph.
"With the saturated soils, some trees could go down, there could be some isolated power outages or damage," Moss said, noting that the winds will diminish by Monday evening.
A flash flood watch remains in effect for the Fayetteville area and southeastern North Carolina counties. Bands of rain continue to stretch across South Carolina, and Moss said some could move into southern North Carolina during the day, bringing 1 to 2 inches of rain.
The sun will return across North Carolina on Tuesday, heralding drier weather for much of the week, Moss said. The Triangle will have no more than a 20 percent chance of rain through Friday, he said.
Temperatures also will be on the rise this week, with a high of 64 on Monday and highs in the low 70s on Tuesday and the upper 70s Wednesday through Friday.