Afternoon storms move through Triangle

Posted August 17, 2009

— The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Wake County Monday afternoon through 5:15 p.m. The storms, over southeast Raleigh and Apex, were the latest to spawn from an afternoon of heat and humidity.

Radar indicated rainfall at rates of up to 2.5 inches in Raleigh just before 5 p.m. Heavy rain like that poses the risk of flooding of small streams and creeks. A WRAL viewer in Apex reported hail at the intersection of N.C. Highway 55 and U.S. Highway 64.

The storms are part of a typical late-summer pattern of heat, humidity and afternoon storms, WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said.

"Greg calls this meteorological monotony," Johnson said, referring to WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.

There is a chance for summer storms each afternoon this week, Johnson said. Any one storm could become severe, posing the threat of hail and high winds.


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  • time4real Aug 17, 2009

    "morning depression" sets in when you realize you didn't get a drop! Thanks Fishel!

  • yeshuathemessiah Aug 17, 2009

    I saw hails at Earp's store last few minutes ago. 0_0

  • Journey985 Aug 17, 2009

    Wow, the weather made the news!! Yippie!!! LOL

  • Commentor5 Aug 17, 2009

    Uh, which was is West? Is West the opposite of East or is West actually East 'cause it's about to rain here in EASTER Wake County.

  • time4real Aug 17, 2009

    thank heaven their west of the "viewing area" oh wait, that IS the viewing area! run for cover!