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Drought Busting Continues.....

Posted May 4, 2006

Last week's rainfall did a great deal to help with the ongoing drought across North Carolina. As of today Falls Lake and Jordan Lake are back to normal levels at 251.6ft and 217.1ft respectively. The U.S. Drought Monitor has trimmed back the drought status for much of North Carolina.

Below is the latest update on the drought across North Carolina and Southern Virginia. Notice the severe drought has been downgraded to a moderate drought.

The forecast for the coming days is promising for some rainfall. Friday we expect scattered showers and storms mainly in the afternoon and evening. A slight risk that some of the storms could be strong or severe. Saturday at this point looks nice as high pressure builds in upon the state. The next wave of low pressure moves across the state on Sunday. Sunday could turn out to be chilly and wet with highs in the upper 50s-lower 60s. Monday could be even cooler with most of us in the 50s. GO RAIN!!!!!

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