Steady rain means less chance for severe weather
Posted July 11, 2012
Updated July 12, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Wednesday was a wet one across the Triangle, the second day of a cold front that settled over central North Carolina bringing showers, cloudy skies and cooler-than-usual temperatures.
The steady rain brought the chance for minor flooding in low-lying areas but lessened the possibility for thunderstorms, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.
"The atmosphere is more stable today because we started the day with significant cloud cover and never got really hot," Maze said. "That keeps any severe weather in check. "
There was little movement in the stalled front and rain could continue right into Thursday morning, Maze said.
"It could end up being a little drier tomorrow, with the focus of the heavy rain shifting more toward the Triad and the mountains," he said.
Most parts of the Triangle will see a total of 1 to 3 inches of rain by Thursday afternoon; some areas could see even more.
Sunshine will make its way into the forecast by the weekend as rain chances diminish Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will climb accordingly, topping out in the low 90s by the end of the weekend.