Scattered showers, storms possible all week long
Posted June 24, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Scattered showers and storms are possible every day this week, and the weekend isn't looking much better. Warm, muggy conditions will stick around as temperatures hover in the upper 80s to low 90s.
"Occasional storms will be a persistent feature of our forecast this week with perhaps lessening chances by Wednesday and Thursday, then increasing chances again by Friday and the coming weekend," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.
Heavy rain will be possible in some areas, especially this evening. The storms were small and scattered around noon Monday, but "are likely to grow," Gardner said.
Monday's high should reach 87 degrees under mostly cloudy skies, which is just a touch cooler than the average of 89 degrees this time of year.
"We had a nice treat at the end of last week with some cooler, drier conditions. This week, (that) will not be the case," said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. "However, we’re still not staring down any intense heat like we can see this time of year."
Fast-falling rain caused flash flooding in parts of Cumberland and Hoke counties Sunday night. Rain fell at a rate of up to 2 inches per hour in the Sandhills, bringing an estimated 2.45 inches of precipitation to Fayetteville, and 3 to 4 inches in Raeford.
Flash flooding also closed several streets in Fayetteville, including Cliffdale and Morganton roads. On Evanston Road, water caused an officer's police cruiser to get stuck in flood water. There were no reports of injuries.