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Soggy, stormy conditions stick around

Posted August 19, 2013

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— Thunderstorms are possible each day of the work week, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said, but skies should clear for the coming weekend.

A stationary front parked along the east coast will keep the Triangle socked in with clouds, which the chance for rain at any time through the next four days. The cloud cover held temperatures in check Monday, but low pressure approaches from the west on Tuesday spurring a warming trend. 

The forecast highs and the chance for afternoon thunderstorms will gradually build through Thursday afternoon, when the chance for storms is greatest. 

The clearing begins on Friday just in time for the first games of the high school football season. "By Friday this feature should be east of us, which will put us in a drier atmosphere which means a drastic reduction of rain," Fishel said.

High temperatures will rise throughout the week, peaking in the low 90s by Friday. 

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  • johnnybgood Aug 19, 2013

    Most forecast had rain for all day Saturday. In Raleigh there was some but, not the monsoon like forecast we were predicted to get. They can't get it right and its worse during the winter.

  • UpChuck Aug 19, 2013

    "Downtown Raleigh. Saturday was dry until it sprinkled on and off in the evening. I had just over a tenth of an inch in my gauge. It is consistent with the .19 at RDU and the .15 at North Hills."

    Drizzle all day starting around 10 am and more steady rain in the evening...that is at my house, ten minutes from downtown Raleigh and also when I was on Lake Wheeler earlier in the day. It wasn't a washout in the amount of rain, but rather a washout in the fact that there was a steady mist and / or rain until the later evening hours preventing most from going outside. Kapiche?

  • Obamacare saves lives Aug 19, 2013

    I think seankelly15 works at the WRAL weather center.

  • WralCensorsAreBias Aug 19, 2013

    "Saturday's Forecast was an OFishel Fail. "Monsoon City" Greg insisted on Friday night's news."

    "One thing is for sure, the meteorologists in this area cannot be relied upon for accurate weather!"

    Well put. He said rain was gonna "blow up" over us Saturday. Not sure where I wasn't, but everywhere I was, zero drops.

    Their summer forecasting is now as bad as their winter, but the excuses are endless.

  • Cock a doodle doo Aug 19, 2013

    "Saturday was pretty much a rain out, at least around Raleigh / Garner...not sure where you are" -NeilNBob

    Downtown Raleigh. Saturday was dry until it sprinkled on and off in the evening. I had just over a tenth of an inch in my gauge. It is consistent with the .19 at RDU and the .15 at North Hills.

  • seankelly15 Aug 19, 2013

    ssicct - "...the meteorologists in this area cannot be relied upon for accurate weather!"

    Have you posted this comment to all of the other area news outlets?

  • xylem01 Aug 19, 2013

    Don't like the weather forecasts? Don't watch 'em!

  • ssicctv Aug 19, 2013

    I've lived in 8 different cities in various parts of the country. One thing is for sure, the meteorologists in this area cannot be relied upon for accurate weather! When they predict rain...it's sunny; when they predict sun; it rains. Just think...what other job can you be so wrong and still keep it?

  • Jimmytwotimes Aug 19, 2013

    Not sure where you were at Jimmytwotimes but it drizzeled in Middlesex, Selma, Kenly and Wilson Saturday morning and fell 3/4 of an inch in Selma and Middlesex that afternoon. I don't know how much rain total Kenly and Wilson had other than the fact that it rained off and on in the afternoon there. I will however agree that though Friday's forecast called for it to be overcast and some rain for Sunday, it was clear, sunny and warm in three of the above places. This time of year the only way to be sure what the weather is going to be like at any given time is to look outside!
    seven74215

    I was in Raleigh, we had some drizzle between 4pm and 6 and then it rained lightly from 7pm to 9. Not the all day rain out predicted.

  • Unslaved Aug 19, 2013

    This is a video from one noteworthy YouTuber who updates you every month on the extreme weather that is taking place all over the earth.
    Since when has North Carolina had temps in the low 70's at lunchtime in August?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NukUoQDgjdI

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