Muggy conditions dominate Wednesday afternoon

Posted August 12, 2009

The eastern half of North Carolina could see some thunderstorms Wednesday as the sun sets, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said. The National Weather Service issued a series of watches four counties east of Interstate 95 through 9 p.m.

The chances for severe weather in the Triangle are slight, Fishel said. "The cloud cover and lighter rain that we are seeing keep it cooler and stabilize the atmosphere."

Most of the central part of the state saw light rain and high humidity Wednesday afternoon, with the heaviest downpours being reported closer to the ocean.

WNCT in Greenville reported widespread flooding in Havelock and Cherry Point, where nearly 8 inches of rain had fallen by 5 p.m. Havelock Police Chief Wayne Cyrus asked residents to stay off the roads until the rain stopped.

Storms could pop up throughout the evening and even overnight, Fishel said.

Where they do, the greatest threat is damaging winds, large hail, heavy rain and localized flooding.



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  • time4real Aug 13, 2009

    I am happy to hear that the reason Moss is in again this week is because they have finally seen the light and fired Giddy! No more early morning gloom and doom or overdose of meds to have to witness! YEAH BABY!

  • time4real Aug 13, 2009

    i'm REALLY confused, last night Fishel says look out, rain is setting up for Fri.- weekend and will be heavy, this morning Moss says chance of rain, more sun than clouds. Even for today he says that, YET it's raining. Do they EVER get together on what each says? Never mind, that's obvious.

  • LibertarianTechie Aug 12, 2009

    We need the rain--bring on the moisture.

  • odell Aug 12, 2009

    Of course, the Doppler is down when you need it.

  • time4real Aug 12, 2009

    it won't rain a lick here. go play golf!

  • lma1973 Aug 12, 2009

    They are saying East of I-95 so you can betcha that it will storming in Raleigh and areas West.