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Heavy rain, flash flooding possible

Posted July 28, 2010

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— Overflowing creeks and flooded roads are possible again Wednesday as scattered storms strike portions of the Triangle.

"(It's) one of those days where you can’t guarantee by any means that everybody’s going to see rain again. Some people will miss out, but some locations may get quite a bit of rain in a short time," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.

Wednesday will be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. Thunderstorms, localized heavy downpours and flash flooding are possible in the afternoon and evening.

A warm front drifting through the state helped create showers and some thunderstorms in central North Carolina on Tuesday. Creeks overflowed and roads were covered with water after storm clusters brought heavy downpours and damaging winds.

Motorist Naomi Mireles was driving on Lower Moncure Road in Chatham County when her car stalled in standing water.

"We were trying to come through, but it was flooded,” Mireles said. "I thought that was it, that my car was gone.”

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Sheriff's deputies blocked traffic on Farrell Road in Lee County after rain flooded the roadway.

"It was quite impressive. There was rapid water going over the road, about 6 to 8 inches,” motorist Trevor Boyle said.

Throughout the day, western Wake County saw about 4 inches of rain, while Chatham and Lee counties had as much as 5 inches.

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  • Remy Jul 28, 2010

    Looks like E and SE of the triangle are getting some good storms. I guess the weather forecast is not as far off as some would lead you to believe.

  • USA Jul 28, 2010

    It does seem odd that with all the new technology, weather forecasting, at least here in the Triangle, appears to be less accuate then 30 years ago. Perhaps it's because they try to be so exact about their forecasts. It just goes to prove that Mother Nature is fickle and weather forecasting will never be an exact science.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Jul 28, 2010

    Anything in your gauge today? On a day when "heavy rain and flooding" is coming your way?

    Pull the headline and become relevant already dudes.

  • Skywatch_NC Jul 28, 2010

    .85" in my gauge yesterday. :)

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Jul 28, 2010

    "Heavy rain, flash flooding possible"

    Time to change the headline, Mike says no rain today. No trigger aloft.

    HayClay,
    Hope you're having a great day. Oh it's still that way, but we've give up on anything ever being normal. Too much land being clear cut here in the triangle dissipating any "trigger aloft" as they say. Excuse # 442.
    And with the temp gauge at the airport along with the "official" rain gauge, the factors just aren't conducive to true and accurate #s.

  • clayt85 Jul 28, 2010

    I seem to recall just two days ago youcanthandletruth angrily ridiculing WRAL's weather staff regarding the lack of rain at his house...

  • Sherlock Jul 28, 2010

    And they came by 2's

  • rescuefan Jul 28, 2010

    Personally, I would love more rain. We got about a tenth of an inch yesterday.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Jul 28, 2010

    let's pass on rain today. we're good.