78 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2010-08-19 21:40:00
Updated: 2010-08-19 23:33:51
Posted August 19, 2010
Raleigh, N.C. — The scattered showers that made Thursday muggy across central North Carolina grew in intensity after the sun set.
Rain fell at rates up to 3 inches per hour in some places as a system moved across the southern part of the Triangle, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.
Flash flooding was a risk in some areas, particularly those that got rain earlier in the week.
"In the Sandhills, they got five inches yesterday and more rain tonight," Maze said.
A large band of moderate showers meandered across central North Carolina Thursday morning, the result of a stalled frontal boundary creating an unsettled atmosphere that lingered into the evening.
On Friday the heat returns, with forecast temperatures in the mid-90s under sunny skies. The humidity will sink slightly bringing an even more tolerable feel for the weekend.