Muggy, wet weather sticks to NC

Posted June 12, 2012

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— North Carolina faced another round of humidity and scattered storms Tuesday, but a coming cold front promises cool and comfortable weather by the end of the week.

"The trend for the rest of the week is definitely in a drier direction," said WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel. 

Patches of showers and storms brought rain and cloud-to-ground lightning from Cumberland County to Wake County Tuesday evening, but were expected to head south and east of Raleigh overnight.

"We think tomorrow the best chance for showers will be in the southern and eastern counties," Fishel said.

In the gaps between the scattered showers and storms, Tuesday saw cloudy skies, high humidity and a high around 83 degrees. An upper level trough to the west helped activate the afternoon period of moisture, said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss. 

On Wednesday, the cold front will make its way across the state. In front of it, showers could fall, particularly south and east of the Triangle.

"The best chances for showers are across the southern and eastern coastal plain. A lot of us may tend to miss out on those around central parts of the state," Moss said.

From Tuesday through Wednesday, approximately a half-inch to an inch of rain is expected to fall. Eastern North Carolina will receive the higher totals.

While a little rain could linger into Thursday, it's expected to dry out that day. 

Noticeably more comfortable weather will settle in after the cold front passes through. Humidity will clear out, and temperatures will drop from a high around 89 degrees Wednesday to 81 degrees on Thursday.

"It will feel a little nicer and less muggy by the time the week is over," Moss said.

Partly cloudy skies and daily highs around 80 degrees will make the weekend pleasant. "It's looking pretty good so far," Moss said.


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  • Uhavenoclu Jun 12, 2012

    There was a few drizzle drops at RDU today,then 5 minutes later sun most of the day.

  • storchheim Jun 12, 2012

    It rained pretty hard north of Raleigh, but not for long. Come on, end of week!

  • jmf1073 3.0 Jun 12, 2012

    Ambygirl, I'm in North Raleigh. It drizzled earlier. That was our heavy rain for the day.

  • Ambygirl Jun 12, 2012

    jmf it's raining at my house. You must be farther west....

  • jmf1073 3.0 Jun 12, 2012

    Sun is back out. lol

  • youpeoplearesoentertaining Jun 12, 2012

    We have been very blessed with rain this season!

  • 00100111 Jun 12, 2012

    So there's a chance it might rain, then again it might not.

  • Ambygirl Jun 12, 2012

    jmf and Hans, I've had rain on and off all day here at work. And no, I never read or heard this was the 'rain all day' day. I understood it was going to be almost identical to yesterday.

    Regardless, it is what it is. Looking forward to the weekend, some sushine and pool time!!

  • Hans Jun 12, 2012

    Wasn't today supposed to be the "rain all day" day?

  • jmf1073 3.0 Jun 12, 2012

    Day two looking more and more like a bust as the hours pass.