Rain lingers overnight; Wednesday warmer with sunshine

Posted August 24, 2010

— Some parts of the Triangle and surrounding area were dealing with flooding Tuesday as showers passed through the central part of the state.

That prompted the National Weather Service to issue urban and small-stream flood advisories for several counties.

In Johnston County standing water was reported at Interstate 40 and Interstate 95.

Water also rose at Little Creek along N.C. Highway 42 in Clayton.

Among several reports of flooding in Raleigh, was northbound South Saunders Street at I-40, where flooding stalled a car.

Flooding was also reported at Jones Sausage and Rock Quarry roads, where authorities reported cars traveling through rising water.

Heavy rain floods Little Creek in Clayton Heavy rain floods Little Creek in Clayton

Between Garner and Clayton, 4.5 to 6 inches fell on Tuesday, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. In Raleigh, the downtown area saw about 4 inches.

Rain and wrecks delayed morning commutes for up to an hour or more on major thoroughfares and interstates, including I-40 through Durham, Wake and Johnston counties, Interstate 540 in Wake County, N.C. Highway 142 in Durham.

About a dozen or more wrecks were reported on other roadways in the Triangle, including a fatal motorcycle wreck in Cary that closed Davis Drive at Salem Church Road for several hours.

The rain is expected to linger overnight, but the cooler temperatures – Raleigh's high for Tuesday was 83 degrees – will go away.

Wednesday will be warmer, with a high of 86, and Thursday, with a high of 92.

"We start out with clouds and a chance for rain in the morning Wednesday, but it lifts out in the afternoon.  It should be brighter and warmer," Maze said.

Drier, cooler conditions are expected to return, though, just in time for the weekend with high temperatures being in the low- to mid-80s.


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  • gallbury Aug 24, 2010

    HEY AMBYGIRL! You do understand the term "forum" don't you. Well, believe it or not, most forums' INCLUDE dissenting opinions. My opinion of WRAL is exactly that: my opinion. You are not bound by any "moral legality" to read or even respond to it.

  • Sherlock Aug 24, 2010

    We complain about the heat and want cool, then we complain about the rain and we get a drought, what next.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Aug 24, 2010


    hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ah hahahahahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa,

    you so funny. and right!

  • rescuefan Aug 24, 2010

    Ooops, I didn't realize that time4real was back. My bad. Another ID to ignore.

  • rescuefan Aug 24, 2010

    "Elizabeth, you got the forcast for the pat 2 days completely wrong. Why should we believe you now? I have a suggestion for you so called meterologists. FIND A NEW PROFESSION.

    Actually, I saw that they were calling for rain today. What forecast were you reading?

  • mwlral8778 Aug 24, 2010

    It rains hard. It causes standing water (how does water stand?) to cover the road. And this is news???????

  • mwlral8778 Aug 24, 2010

    Elizabeth, you got the forcast for the pat 2 days completely wrong. Why should we believe you now? I have a suggestion for you so called meterologists. FIND A NEW PROFESSION.

  • 007KnightRider Aug 24, 2010

    Where is N.C. Highway 142 in Durham? WRAL don't you mean 147?

  • smithla2008 Aug 24, 2010

    All this and the government is going to give close to $300000 to a university somewhere to study...get prediction on other planets!

  • Bill of Rights Aug 24, 2010

    Thanks gswalker51. My keyboard is now covered in coffee from fits of hysterical laughter.