Tropical disturbance to bring weekend rain

Posted July 18, 2008

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— An area of low pressure sitting over the Atlantic just off the coast of Georgia slowly drifting northward is expected to bring rain to North Carolina’s eastern coastline this weekend.

The system will skirt the coast on Saturday and Sunday, causing showers and some thunderstorms in the state. The most widespread chance of rain will be closer to the coast and east of Interstate 95. Coastal areas could see a few inches of rain from the system on Saturday.

The tropical disturbance caused rain in some portions of central North Carolina on Friday afternoon. Heavy rain moved into Raleigh during the early evening hours.

In Topsail Beach, N.C. the disturbance caused what appeared to be a waterspout around 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The disturbance is rotating too far to the east for any significant rainfall to affect the Triangle area.

Temperatures in Friday reached into the low 90s.

High temperatures on Saturday were expected in the upper 80s, possibly reaching 90.

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  • CrewMax Jul 18, 2008

    Yes, please, everyone stay home and safe tomorrow because the weather-guessers (same ones who predict global warming?) say it is going to rain somewhere on the easten seaboard tomorrow. I gave my son water skis and I would like an empty lake on which to teach him (and amateur-free ramps).

  • enoughsenough Jul 18, 2008

    I didn't know the water was that blue anywhere around the coast. Very nice.

  • Southern Fried Yankee Jul 18, 2008

    Bring it maters could use the wet....

  • boomylar Jul 18, 2008

    lol, i think they were just trying to get a pic of the clouds there

  • nandud Jul 18, 2008

    What an impressive picture of the "apparent" waterspout. What else is it if it's not that? Good job to the photographer.

  • Jimm57 Jul 18, 2008

    It can rain all day Saturday, I dont care. BUT it cant rain at Walnut Creek Ampitheater for Brad Paisley!