Storms bring strong winds, rain

Posted June 29, 2010
Updated June 30, 2010

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— A cold front and warm temperatures ignited showers and storms across central North Carolina on Tuesday. Some of the storms were strong with damaging winds.

See a list of counties under watches and warnings

Parts of Wayne County experienced downed trees, small hail and heavy rains, according to the county's emergency management office.

Downed trees were also reported in Hoke, Lee and Harnett counties.

More than 1,100 people were without power in Harnett County late Tuesday, according to Progress Energy. Moore County reported more than 500 outages and southern Wake County had 6,874 outages.

More scattered showers were likely overnight.

"This is the front that is finally going to break the heat wave," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Highs for the rest of the week are expected to be in the 80s with morning lows in the upper 50s.

There is a slight chance of rain on Wednesday, but after that things really dry out, Maze said. The chance of rain doesn't return until next week.


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  • rescuefan Jun 29, 2010

    Wonderful rain! I love it, my garden loves it and my grass loves it!

  • Remy Jun 29, 2010

    Rain, rain, it is raining! Thank goodness.

  • NoFreakinWay Jun 29, 2010

    issued and denied I say!

  • hollylama Jun 29, 2010

    There was a fabulous thunderstorm last night...unfortunately no rain accompanied it.

  • cwood3 Jun 29, 2010

    rain-rain-please let's get some rain-my brown yard is pleading for a nice cool drink of water!!

    I know-spoty Carolina thunder storms are not the answer. However, we'll take what we can get.

    2 weeks ago-I got 10 drops and an intersection about 1/2 mile away had puddles. Maybe we can switch tonight. PLEASE!!

  • NoFreakinWay Jun 29, 2010

    Wheeeew, close one. We almost got rain. Who needs rain, not us, we're simply waiting on the CHIEF to quit being scared to tell us that the drought monster is back. Think they might tell us that at

  • Remy Jun 29, 2010

    There is no drought anywhere in NC at this time.

  • meBNme Jun 29, 2010

    Raleigh wont get it, but JOCO will.

  • rescuefan Jun 29, 2010

    We need rain desperately! Fingers crossed that it happens.

  • NoFreakinWay Jun 29, 2010,
    where no one has a clue!