Chance of storms is slight Thursday night

Posted August 12, 2010

— A hot, humid afternoon could turn into a stormy evening for some parts of north and eastern North Carolina Thursday, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

At 4:30 p.m., the mercury had reached 96 degrees in downtown Raleigh with a heat index of 110.

A cluster of severe thunderstorm watches extends across dozens of counties towards the east through 6 p.m.

"This is being driven by a little disturbance in the upper atmosphere," Fishel said. "Once we get past 9 or 10 p.m., that should be about it."

Friday looks to be dry, sunny and hot, Fishel said, but not as hot as in recent days.

Saturday and Sunday will be cooler with temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s.


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  • injameswetrust2003 Aug 12, 2010

    "plus mother nature does her own thing" - jrhill

    You just contradicted everything you said.

  • injameswetrust2003 Aug 12, 2010

    I was about to post "Another incorrect forecast" but when you consider that weather forecasting is a science AND an art, it is sort of like rolling the dice. Still, all these computers and this is what we get? They do get the temperature right though, it was darn hot.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 12, 2010

    now it's, "slight chance", hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
    yep, I was lookin' for a cloud and I haven't seen one all day.

    "Winter in NC is easy to handle"
    Of course it is, it averages 70+.

  • Remy Aug 12, 2010

    They predicted most of the storms to be east of Wake county. This morning they showed the map where all the counties east of Wake were most likely to get the storms. I just want more rain ASAP!

  • Travised Aug 12, 2010

    Searching - You want Winter?? Come on up to the headwaters of the Mississippi River in winter. You'll understand what winter REALLY is like around the second week in January. Hitting -30 or more air temp (not adding in wind chill) happens EVERY YEAR.

    Winter in NC is easy to handle. Imagine not getting above 10 deg FOR THE HIGH! (that is a great day to make ice!)

    Midwest had mid-high 90's with Heat Index in the 100's. I thought 90's were regular for ya down there!

  • lma1973 Aug 12, 2010

    Welllooks like their forecats for today was worng. More cloud cover than yesterday huh? Its as sunny as can be here in Raleigh while yesterday is was so hazy it was almost overcast.

  • Remy Aug 12, 2010

    "looking for those storms." notruth

    Look at the doppler and you can see they are out there.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 12, 2010

    looking for those storms. i'm loooooooooooooooooooking, and still loooooooooooooooooooooking

  • DLG Aug 12, 2010

    I remember Bob DeBardelaben also.

  • br549znc Aug 12, 2010

    I remember Bob.