Pesky cold front keeps showers in forecast Thursday

Posted July 12, 2012

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— Rainy conditions will persist across central North Carolina for the third consecutive day Thursday as a slow-moving cold front works its way southward, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. 

The best chances for heavy rain and thunderstorms will be to the south of the Triangle during the afternoon and evening hours as temperatures climb into the mid-80s, but low clouds and drizzle will impact the morning commute.

"The front that has kept us cloudy and cool throughout the week is slowly sinking south of the Triangle, so that's where the best chance for storms and heavier rain is today," Gardner said. "Areas that have seen heavy rain the last two days could be at risk for some minor flooding this afternoon."

Rainfall totals across most of the area should top out between 1 and 3 inches by the end of the day Thursday, but some areas could end up with 4 to 5 inches. 

"We've had some very isolated incidents of flooding, spots in Moore County dealt with that Wednesday," Gardner said. 

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.

Summer heat returns early next week, as high temperatures will climb back into the mid-and upper 90s by Tuesday and Wednesday, Gardner said.


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  • comitatus1 Jul 13, 2012

    Pesky is definitely not a four letter word at my house.

  • hmmmmm Jul 12, 2012

    I don't think the cold front is "pesky" at all. It's cooler out, my plants get a drink, my utility bills get a break & I am MUCH less crabby!

  • jblake1932 Jul 12, 2012

    Hans: We got a total 1/2 inch for the week. If my garden could live off of "forecasts", I could quit my job and sell produce all summer!

  • Obama our Savior Jul 12, 2012

    Show yourself Medlin. The people are not happy in here.

  • Southern Girl Jul 12, 2012

    Mr. Medlin, seems a bit of an apology for the term "pesky" is in order. What do YOU think? Just read these posts.

  • OneLove Jul 12, 2012

    omg, yall. If I read the word "pesky" ONE more time. :)

  • Hans Jul 12, 2012

    Some light drizzle on Monday and a 5 minute shower on Tuesday. Life in the great JoCo desert.

  • Whatever Geez Jul 12, 2012

    well it got your attention didn't it? haha who cares!

  • asocha2 Jul 12, 2012

    Definition of pesky according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

    Pesky- Annoying, troublesome.

    So in other words, according to the light bulb who titled this article, low 80's and low humidity is annoying and troublesome?
    Seems to me that the person who titled is this "annoying and troublesome".

  • wspmom Jul 12, 2012

    Whoever titled this article must be living in a box. Pesky? for real? shees...