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Saturday Looks to Be a Wash-Out

Posted April 4, 2008

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— The Triangle is likely to see some significant rainfall Saturday as a cold front moves slowly across the state.

The front will make most of Saturday a wash-out, with a threat of severe weather to boot, said WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel. The storms are expected to roll in during the afternoon and evening hours.

Some areas could see up to 2 inches of rain, which will help with the drought in the area.

“From a rainfall standpoint, this is just what the doctor ordered,” Fishel said.

Rainfall by Friday night had ranged from two hundreths of an inch in Fayetteville to 0.65 inches in Oxford. Raleigh recorded just shy of a quarter-inch, and Chapel Hill had a bit more than that.

Saturday will begin windy and warm, with temperatures dropping to around 50 in the evening.

The rain doesn’t stop there. Fishel said some light rain is possible Sunday morning. The rest of that day is expected to be cool and cloudy, however.

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  • JuanGrande v3.0 Apr 4, 2008

    rain is good but keep the water restrictions! Save now or pay later!

  • Godschild43 Apr 4, 2008

    Just take it as it comes.Hope weather is not to bad tomorrow :(

  • cadetsfan Apr 4, 2008

    I like storms.

  • The ORIGINAL ladybug Apr 4, 2008

    will: What a joke; today was supposed to be sunny and 79; last time they called for bad weather, we had clouds. I'm not sure how you can pay a meteorologist when all they do is read what the computer erroneously predicts every day

    Are they supposed to look in the crystal ball while they examine their computer models? There is a lot more to it than you think! I think they do a good job.

  • will_w202 Apr 4, 2008

    Agree with bbad238

    What a joke; today was supposed to be sunny and 79; last time they called for bad weather, we had clouds. I'm not sure how you can pay a meteorologist when all they do is read what the computer erroneously predicts every day

  • Tired Of Excuses Apr 4, 2008

    "Bumpy weather" What does that mean? Is that what the weather forecasters in Little Rock Arkansas said prior to the area gettting SLAMMED by a tornado??
    Ms Gardener, please don't be afraid to tell us the bad stuff regarding this weekend's weather. Don't sugar coat it then act all surpised when the bad weather happens.

  • seaturtles246 Apr 4, 2008

    That is my kind of weekend. Open the windows, pop the popcorn, grab a beer and watch a scary movie on tv. I'll leave mother nature to wash my car for me.......and maybe wash away some of this pollen!

  • 050462 Apr 4, 2008

    bring on the 90s,with humid conditions,and gas 4.00/gallon.i love it!!!!!!!!!!

  • patrickheel Apr 4, 2008

    Man this drought is horrible...horrible, I tell you. Are we still scheduled to run out of water by June? Oh wait, now it's not until 2009. It's funny how the media preaches doom and gloom when we're low on water, but as soon as things start to get back to normal there are no stories about it, and if they are they're hidden in the back of the newspaper.

    Can I please wash my car!?!?!

  • Buford T. Justice Apr 4, 2008

    Can I please wash my car now?

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