Bad hair day? Blame it on the rain

Posted August 7, 2012

— Widespread rain kept temperatures down and the air humid across the region on Tuesday, with some areas seeing heavy rainfall and cloud-to-ground lightning.

Light to moderate rain fell over much of the state throughout the day. By evening, the slow-moving storm cells had weakened considerably, but scattered showers continue to be possible into the overnight hours, said WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.

"There is certainly a lot of real estate that is not getting wet right now, but there are a few areas that are," Fishel said.

Pockets of Wake and Halifax counties saw an impressive amount of cloud-to-ground lightning, but it was not widespread, he said.

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

Raleigh reached a high Tuesday of 83 degrees. That's lower than the last several days but nothing remarkable for the season, Fishel said.

The wet weather will likely persist through Wednesday, when the chance of rain is 40 percent.

Wednesday’s high in Raleigh is expected to be 87, climbing up to 92 on Thursday with humidity hovering around 90 percent. By the weekend, temperatures will fall back to the upper 80s.

“This has been an interesting summer for us,” said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. “It was so hot in July, but we actually ended up with a number of days where we had enough rain to keep us above the minimum levels for drought.”


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  • JohnnyMcRonny Aug 8, 2012

    "Blame it on the rain? I thought everything was Obama's fault." - aknowlton1499

    Or on the reign?

  • jblake1932 Aug 7, 2012

    Hadn't rained at my house in a week and a half. I blame it on global warming.

  • OneLove Aug 7, 2012

    Somewhere, some kid is saying "Who is Milli Vanilli"? LOL ~ Days like this were made exclusively for me and my bed to get some QT in.

  • Southern Discomfort Aug 7, 2012

    Call and ask your NC Legislator to make this humidity illegal and we can all have good hair days going forward. They now have that capability.

  • NCSU84 Aug 7, 2012

    Blame it on Rio!

  • CharmedLife Aug 7, 2012

    Blame it on the rain? I thought everything was Obama's fault.

    LOL!!! Good one!!!!

  • TriangleMommy Aug 7, 2012

    N ter tained - haha glad I'm not the only one who started singing the chorus of that old song! hahaha!

  • Half Red Half Blue Aug 7, 2012

    Blame it on the rain? I thought everything was Obama's fault.

  • Obamacare Aug 7, 2012

    Rain, what rain? Looks like drizzle out there, not the monsoon they were predicting.

  • Poleaux Aug 7, 2012

    Anybody want to predict if the rain will mess up the Merle Haggard/Kris Kristofferson concert at Koka Booth tonight?