N.C. looks set for rainy day

Posted August 19, 2010

— There's a good chance that much of central and eastern North Carolina will see scattered showers and even a thunderstorm or two Thursday.

"There's plenty more rain headed our way," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "This is a big, juicy air mass."

A large band of moderate showers meandered across central North Carolina during the morning. The sun might peek through the clouds a few time in the early afternoon, then storms and showers are expected to fire up again.

"Especially as we get into the afternoon and evening, our chance of showers and thunderstorms really goes up," Gardner said.

Counties south and east of the Triangle will have the best chance for storms. The storms could pack frequent lightning and damaging wind gusts.

Storm clouds Night, evening storms, 8/18

Some counties saw lots of rain Wednesday night – between 5 and 6 inches in Hoke County – so any more heavy rainfall could cause localized flooding.

A flash flood watch covers 32 counties, including the Triangle, until midnight Friday.

The rain and clouds will keep temperatures cooler, with a high in the mid to upper 80s.


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  • liskm Aug 19, 2010

    Bracing for that flood watch alert. Barely a sprinkle. Not that I want to have to drag out sand bags, but ...

  • Hans Aug 19, 2010

    "There's plenty more rain headed our way"

    I'm still waiting, Liz!

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 19, 2010

    it's called incompetence. plain and simple.

  • maggieknowlya Aug 19, 2010

    Hasn't rained here since last night. And I was wondering about that "flood watch" as well Canthandletruth. What in the world?

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 19, 2010

    such is a wral forecast. not a drop and it's totally clearing out now.
    here comes the sun, little darlin', it's alright, doo doo doo doo doo, yes, time to change the headline and hope for a hurricane.

  • rescuefan Aug 19, 2010

    We have 1.10 inches of rain in our rain gauge, so it obviously rained at my house. Still sprinkling and has been all day.

  • kikinc Aug 19, 2010

    But on a lighter note, youcanhandletruth, after reading one of your posts, "Here Comes the Sun" started playing on my Pandora station. Weird......

  • kikinc Aug 19, 2010

    youcanhandlethetruth-yesterday you said we wouldn't get any rain, either. It poured twice at my house, and I had over 2 inches of water in one of my buckets outside this morning. And I've been told it's been drizzling all day at my house. So, my part of the Triangle has gotten rain the past two days. I'm sorry your part of the Triangle hasn't.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 19, 2010

    it's O'Fishel, go water your lawns and plants. no rain for the triangle, again. and whoever put us under a flood watch needs to stop drinking before noon!

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 19, 2010

    Here comes the sun, duu duu duu du du ...