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A few more showers possible Friday night

Posted June 5, 2009

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— A second round of showers fell Friday across central North Carolina, with the heavier rainfall to the north of Raleigh, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

The rain was expected to let up throughout Friday evening after 24 hours of intermittently heavy downpours.

The chance of flash floods prompted the National Weather Service to issue advisories and watches early Friday afternoon. The Haw River in Alamance County was just over  the flood stage of 18 feet at 8 p.m. It was expected to crest close to 19 feet Friday evening and fall below flood stage by Saturday morning.

 "The main problem has been people trying to drive their car across a flooded road," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "Just turn around, and go the other way. It's just not worth it to even try."

Tips for driving in floods

Light rain will continue overnight. It will slow down considerably Saturday morning and likely taper off by mid-day.

"Saturday will start cloudy and we'll see more sun as the day goes on," Fishel said. He did not anticipate any rain in the Triangle Saturday.

“Odds are tomorrow will be a rain-free day just about everywhere,” Fishel said.

Any rain that falls will likely be farther southeast, between Fayetteville and Wilmington, he said.

The rest of the weekend will be dry as the skies stay partly cloudy and temperatures rise once more into the low and mid 80s.

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  • csswisher Jun 5, 2009

    Evberybody complains about the weather BUT NObody does anything about it......who said that? Was it Calvin Coolidge?

  • csswisher Jun 5, 2009

    Too much deluge - hopefully tomorrow and Sunday will be better - I want to go to the POOL................

  • time4real Jun 5, 2009

    "fresh showers"????

    Where?? Oh, in the "viewing area", I get it.

    Next time say, 90% chance in the viewing area, but the triangle will get stewed!

  • luvmyjackrascal Jun 5, 2009

    We have had very little rain here - I was really counting on it too for our garden!

  • JEEPIN Jun 5, 2009

    20-10% chance all day of no rain.

    Depends on how you look at it.

  • time4real Jun 5, 2009

    I will not! Maybe tell them to figure out how to do their job and I'll find something else to "whine" about! A sure bet ALL WEKK long and 80-90% chance according to the "weather team", well, WHERE IS IT!

  • Commentor5 Jun 5, 2009

    Gardner says: "The main problem has been people trying to drive their car across a flooded road," Gardner said. "Just turn around, and go the other way. It's just not worth it to even try."

    Yet there is a link in this story entitled "Tips for driving in floods" - so what gives with her statement and this link? I AM CONFUSED WRAL!

    Should I drive or not drive in floods?

  • YouHaveGotToBeKidding Jun 5, 2009

    "COULD NOT GET IT CORRECT if a paycheck depended on the outcome!" - time4real

    Good Grief .... find something else to whine and complain about ... sheeesh!

  • time4real Jun 5, 2009

    sorry, but ONCE AGAIN, they've said 80-90% chance of rain ALL DAY, and looking at the "lull" I ask, WHERE IS THE RAIN??? COULD NOT GET IT CORRECT if a paycheck depended on the outcome!