Clouds, rain settle in over central NC

Posted July 10, 2012

— A cold front that came to rest Tuesday over central North Carolina fueled scattered showers and thunderstorms and prompted flooding in some parts of the region.

The frontal boundary will be a catalyst for shower and thunderstorm development through the afternoon each day this week.

Temperatures reached a muggy 85 degrees by noon but dropped back into the mid-70s by 3 p.m. as showers overspread the area, some of them heavy.

"With the atmosphere loaded down with moisture, we saw showers that dumped some heavy rain in a short period of time," said WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.

Some parts of Cumberland County received up to 3 inches of rain, such as Festival Park in Fayetteville, causing some minor flooding.

Bladen County got up to 6 inches of rain.

Some drivers struggled on the wet roads. In Durham, a woman lost control of her car near the place where U.S. Highway 15/U.S. Highway 501 splits with Hillsborough Road, ran off the road and flipped her car, damaging a sign.

She was not seriously injured, police said.

The Moore County Sheriff's Office reported eight fires as a result of lightning strikes – three in the northern part of the county and five others in Southern Pines, Pinehurst and Aberdeen.

It wasn't immediately clear how many people were displaced by the fires. There were no reports of injuries.

There were also reports of several downed trees and power lines and minor flooding in parts of Pinehurst and Southern Pines.

Some rain, heavy at times, is forecast again for Wednesday and through the next seven days, Fishel said. "You will see as the chance for storms gradually diminishes the high temperature rises," he pointed out.

By the end of the week, some parts of central North Carolina could have accumulated three inches or more of rain.


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  • Skywatch_NC Jul 10, 2012

    According to updated 7-day best chance of showers and t-storms tomorrow and Thurs. looks to be southern counties.

  • jblake1932 Jul 10, 2012

    100% chance of rain all week......from Wake Co. onward to the coast!

  • UCantFixStupid Jul 10, 2012

    in northwest raleigh, saw the dark clouds, heard the rain

  • Obama our Savior Jul 10, 2012

    Rain is all down at the coast, as usual. Looks like they'll be getting the 5 inch rainfall backyard, a couple of drops.

  • jblake1932 Jul 10, 2012

    Still haven't seen the 2 or 3 inches yet, nor will.

  • Hans Jul 10, 2012

    Hey! Just got a shower! It was nice.

  • luvstoQ Jul 10, 2012

    Hammerhead, gotcha :-), and it continues..........

  • Uhavenoclu Jul 10, 2012

    They continue to talk about breaking all time records. It's only since they have been keeping records. Relatively a very short time. They used to clarify that they were only talking about since records began. Now it's hyped into breaking all time records.Sounds much more sensational.

    Yeah too bad they didn't keep records way back when,for if they did then they would have held off the crucifixation until the next day since there was a major severe storm half way through it.
    I think they had an alert when Moses crossed the sea but he didn't read it but lucky for him the river parted.
    Hey maybe we can go ask those 2 fine mommies in the picture what the weather will be,maybe a nice beautiful moonlit dinner for 3 since marriage is a scam.

  • Hans Jul 10, 2012

    Not a drop down yonder in the great JoCo Desert, and it feels more like 95 than 75 out there.

  • OneLove Jul 10, 2012

    my garden is LOVING this weather!