Approaching cold front brings rain

Posted June 16, 2010

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— An approaching cold front brought some rain to the WRAL viewing area on Wednesday evening. The heaviest rain was near Roxboro and Oxford.

There is slim chance showers could pop up overnight, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

The front is expected to park itself briefly along the coast Thursday afternoon bringing a good chance of showers and thunderstorms south and east of the Triangle.

The threat of storms in southeastern North Carolina, including Fayetteville, late Thursday will be the last punch of the cold front.

But don't expect it to actually cool things down.

"The front that's going to move over the area tonight is not going to bring us a nice, cool, dry air mass. Instead, our temperatures warm right back up," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Highs in the 90s stretch out for the rest of the seven-day forecast. From Friday on, dry air will take hold, and sunshine will increase.

"The heat's not going to go away," Maze said.


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  • Eduardo1 Jun 16, 2010

    who can you trust.
    We have had a 70% chance of thunderstorms in Fuquay since 2pm.
    So we canceled an outdoor event. We had a minor 3 minor shower.
    It is no wonder people get injured or worse because of faulty weather reports.
    As I write this comment, I checked back and they have now downgraded it to a 60% possible chance. B-O-L-O-G-N-A.

  • NoFreakinWay Jun 16, 2010

    not in my part of the viewing area. we've been clear all day long.

  • oleguy Jun 16, 2010

    Thunder storms, lightning and the cooling wind, A childhood memory, Before AC made good sleeping,
    I truly miss those days,

  • colliedave Jun 16, 2010

    Carolina thunderstorms are one of God's greatest acts. The vivid lightning and powerful thunder make us realize who's in charge(it's not us). cwood3

    I agree that God is in charge, but the storms we see here are in now way comparable to the t-storms that hit the Tampa Bay area every Summer afternoon and evening. There is good reason that area is the lightning capital of the world as it is the convergance of winds off the Gulf and winds off the Atlantic.

  • colliedave Jun 16, 2010

    is there ever "safe" lightning?

  • Humungous Jun 16, 2010

    I'll stick to the tried and true method of predicting the weather that's 100%accurate. I'll look out my window.

  • thbsloppy Jun 16, 2010

    I like storm go boom boom. It make bone rattle.

  • sdg1969 Jun 16, 2010

    Creedmoor has been getting hit hard for about an hour now...still coming, too.

  • wildcat Jun 16, 2010

    These storms can be dangerous and I hope people will stay inside and pay attention to the weather.

  • USA Jun 16, 2010

    By the looks of the radar, except for the North Central part, Wake County is in the clear. Everything in southern Wake County is disapating quickly. Severe weather will most likely stay to our North. About 0.06 fell in Wendell area.