Morning rain soaks Triangle

Posted January 6, 2009
Updated March 9, 2009

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— Rain lingered over the Triangle and surrounding counties Tuesday morning before heading north around noon.

As of 11:50 a.m., Raleigh received .77 inches of rain. Oxford received 1.78 inches.

“(The rain came) down fairly hard,” said WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

The area will see a large temperature spread, with highs in the 30s and 40s in the north and 50s and 60s in the southern counties.

The weather will be unstable the next two days as a cold front approaches the area Wednesday.

There might be enough instability in the atmosphere to develop some storms Wednesday afternoon, Gardner said.

Wednesday night will be partly cloudy and colder with lows in the mid to upper 30s. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, windy and colder.

The sunshine should peak out Friday and bring brighter skies.


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  • bs101fly Jan 6, 2009

    Yo' Fishel, looking a lot less likely with each passing day for your self-inflicted blizzard request huh.

  • rick_slick Jan 6, 2009

    And yet water restrictions remain in place. Forever.

  • bohica2 Jan 6, 2009

    The sun is going to "peak out" on Friday? Interesting news...

  • bs101fly Jan 6, 2009

    it might say 10 weeks left, "technically", but trust me, it'll be over by the end of the month if not sooner.
    Much to Mr. Fishel's disgust, ONCE AGAIN, our brief winter will average 68+ and snow, well, if you want that go to Seattle!

  • FE Jan 6, 2009

    "...Just 4 more weeks of winter and it will ALL be over...." -bs101fly

    Man, I'm terribly confused. My calendar shows 10+ weeks until spring.

  • bs101fly Jan 6, 2009

    So how did it "stall" in the last 4 minutes?? Giddy said it's "tappering off and lifting north."
    Just another example of how the wral weather team is really clueless! It's ALL about the models and no actual thinking or forecasting ever takes place!
    Any chance of snow yet Mr. Fishel?
    I thought not!
    Just 4 more weeks of winter and it will ALL be over.
    There's always next year Fishel!
    Or more like 2042!!

  • dmccall Jan 6, 2009

    Also stalling over Raleigh: water restrictions. (we got 8" more rain than normal in 2008)