Rain, Lower Temps on Tap Thursday

Posted November 14, 2007
Updated November 15, 2007

— Strong winds and rain are in the forecast Thursday for central North Carolina, and the National Weather Service posted an advisory for snow showers in mountain counties.

A storm system made its way east from Tennessee into the mountains of North Carolina overnight Wednesday and will continue across the state Thursday. The storm system was expected to bring isolated thunderstorms.

The severe weather created traffic problems throughout the Triangle. Chapel Hill's Horace Williams Airport reported heavy rain at times during the morning rush hour. Almost one-half inch of rain was reported at the airport.

As of noon, Raleigh has picked up more than one-quarter inch of rain at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Little additional rain is expected.

Accompanying the rain will be a sharp drop in temperatures. Readings that are expected to start out in the low 60s Thursday morning will plummet to the high 40s during the day as the front passes through the Triangle.

Winds also will be brisk, gusting up to 35 mph Thursday.

The same system was responsible for severe weather in Tennessee and Kentucky late Wednesday evening, knocking down trees and power lines.

All the rain should end by around lunchtime Thursday. Once the cold front is done stirring up things, daytime highs through Monday will be in the 50s, with lows in the 30s.

When the WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, the temperature will be in the upper 30s.


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  • ptahandatum Nov 15, 2007

    "sorry pt, this is well understood by scholars and pundits alike to be a human conception." Yep. The god(lord) visited Hannah so that she conceived. Just like a man and woman here would do. But, in this case it was god (lord) and not a man. Elkanah probably had to go sit by the fire and wait until everything else was over. It says what it says, just like a bunch of other verses that state there was more than one son of (the) god(s). Any other excuse? Night, night. The wind is howling tonight. Be careful driving!

  • Broker - Back from Lurking Nov 15, 2007

    LOL! sadly, I may be counted as one for entering the fray :)

  • Daikon Nov 15, 2007

    These comments prove only one's true that if you add water (rain) you get instant idiots..

  • Broker - Back from Lurking Nov 15, 2007

    and here I am commenting again instead of shaking off the dust. No more comments from me regarding religion on this blog. Comment on my GOLO if you want. :)

  • Broker - Back from Lurking Nov 15, 2007

    1 Samuel 2:20-21... And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home. And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD

    sorry pt, this is well understood by scholars and pundits alike to be a human conception.

  • future meteorologist Nov 15, 2007

    ptahandatum-In the book of I Samauel God did visited Hannah, but he spoke to her she could not see him because he is a spirit.

  • Adelinthe Nov 15, 2007

    ptahandatum - "And god visited Hannah so that she conceived".

    You quoting scripture? Sounds like Bible thumping, but here we go...probably to the dismay of many others.

    Could God not have visited Hannah to heal something within her so that she could conceive, rather than planting His own seed within her like He did with Mary?

    To say not would not only be a one-sided view, it would take the scriptures between the two visitations out of context.

    Rev. RB

  • Adelinthe Nov 15, 2007

    ptahandatum - How is praying religious?

    Rev. RB

  • ptahandatum Nov 15, 2007

    "And god visited Hannah so that she conceived". I thought there was supposed to be only one son of god. Guess they lied about that and the extra rain we were supposed to have too. It figures.

  • future meteorologist Nov 15, 2007

    That is good. I just got my Bible from my work desk and it is found in verse 5.