Rain's reign wanes as high pressure approaches

Posted June 23, 2008
Updated June 24, 2008

— The storms that have bumped and battered the Triangle region for the last several days were making their way east and away early Tuesday, though not without a last lashing of wind and rain for isolated spots, including parts of Orange County.

The storms ought to be the end of a string of rainy days, however, WRAL meteorologist Kim Deaner said.

A late-afternoon thunderstorm rattled through Alamance and Orange counties and put Durham County under a thunderstorm warning for a time, in keeping with the slowness the unsettled weather showed over the weekend.

A cold front moving through late in the evening was going to extend the opportunity for rain into the overnight hours, but then the drier air behind the front will push the wet weather off the coast. Temperatures will rise into the 90s during the week.

"Starting tomorrow morning, we see that precipitation push on out into the Atlantic," Deaner said. High pressure will build in. "That will not only keep us dry, it's going to lower the humidity levels."

"We're high and dry for the next couple of days," Deaner said.

Rain, the forecast says, may reappear next weekend.


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  • wxfreak Jun 23, 2008

    Yeah this is a joke..its not WRAL's fault (not pointing fingers) but I feel sometimes these storms consistently fall apart when they approach here weather station (available @ pretty much proves how much rain we've seen here in East Raleigh (Southall Subdivision) Let's see: .13 Saturday, .02 Sunday and I'm up to .02 here again this evening as this storm is struggling to even produce lightening...I haven't gotten more than an Inch for the month of June..nice to see the drought return...

  • wine_girl Jun 23, 2008

    there hasn't been a sprinkle in my neck of the woods (goldsboro)

  • PC is for Losers Jun 23, 2008

    Goldsboro? GOLDSBORO? Don't you have your own weather people down there? Nothing worse than hearing it's going to rain - near Virginia or near Fayetteville. As long as they tell me what they "think" it's going to do in Raleigh then I'm good.

  • DougWare.NET Jun 23, 2008

    Old Raleigh Native, I'm with you on that one!

    What will WRAL complain about this week? We've gotten some rain, so mother nature headed off the early "doom and gloom / the world is drying up" drought coverage. Looks like we will have normality again for a bit longer.

  • HappyGirl08 Jun 23, 2008

    Ok nat. weather svc. Go ahead and put Chatham in. You know you want to. We're encircled by watch counties. Quit toying w/us!

  • rae1977 Jun 23, 2008

    I live in Harnett county, close to Spring Lake, and it rained really hard there on Friday and Saturday afternoon, but it did nothing at my house on Sunday. We took our dog to Fayetteville on Sunday afternoon to get her nails cut, and when we got back to the truck, it was raining and she was soaked. When we got home, it was doing nothing and she was as dry as a bone.

  • CTR Jun 23, 2008

    i was at emerald isle this past weekend and was hammered on saturday morning with thunder, lightning and quite a bit of rainfall. Living in johnston county , i was wondering how much rainfall was told ,we have recieved?

  • Here kitty kitty Jun 23, 2008

    Speaking of weather, as a Hoosier, I want to say thank you to the folks with the mobile hospital unit heading to Columbus Regional Hosp. in Columbus, Ind. It was nearly destroyed by floodwaters a couple of weeks ago. I spent many hours there with my dad last year after his surgery. He and mom have had to make arrangements to go elsewhere for checkups and other appointments. It will be out of commission for quite some time. As a Hoosier who loves living in the south, thank you!!!

  • Old Raleigh Native Jun 23, 2008

    The speculators will probably use this as an excuse for another increase in oil prices.

  • Adelinthe Jun 23, 2008

    We have gotten so little down by Lake Wheeler.

    Please let it rain Lord, but You can keep the thunder and lightning. k?


    God bless.

    Rev. RB