Scattered storms drench parts of N.C.

Posted August 18, 2010
Updated August 19, 2010

— Scattered thunderstorms drenched parts of the WRAL viewing area Wednesday evening, and the chance for wet weather could linger through Thursday, Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

"It's mostly cloudy with off-and-on showers through the night and into tomorrow," he said.

Wednesday started warm and muggy and ended with temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s. Late-day and overnight storms dumped heavy rain in some counties.

"The rain in Hoke County last night was over the top – 5 or 6 inches," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "We just don't see that kind of rain unless a tropical system comes through."

Cumberland County saw about 2 inches of rain through Thursday morning, while areas around Raleigh got just a half-inch to an inch of rain.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Temperatures may not quite get to 90 degrees if the clouds hold on into the afternoon. If the sun breaks out early in the afternoon, temperatures will warm to near or just above 90 degrees.


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  • gallbury Aug 19, 2010

    For all of those still wanting rain, why not settle for "goofy" puns. Greg Fishel has enough of those crammed down in his watch pocket to cover the entire state.

  • diamonds4forever Aug 18, 2010

    I know, Diabolical. I live in Durham and work in Raleigh but Raleigh got rain and we didn't. It's a little frustrating but I can't complain.

  • diamonds4forever Aug 18, 2010

    We do need the rain.

  • outback1967 Aug 18, 2010

    Lord... give us the essential life we need.. rain.......

  • Diabolical Aug 18, 2010

    sSriously, severe weather for all these other counties but not our's [cumberland]. You could of at least got our hopes up. ;p Still no rain, Nice and sunny with insane humidity and a hot burning sun.

  • rescuefan Aug 18, 2010

    We just had a nice 30-40 minute downpour in North Raleigh.

  • Weetie Aug 18, 2010

    Come on rain!!

  • lma1973 Aug 18, 2010

    When it rains, it has to start and stop somewhere.

  • McLovin Aug 18, 2010

    i saw a tornado...

    just kidding...

  • HappyGirl08 Aug 18, 2010

    No rain in Carrboro. Maybe later....