Rain brings slight chance of severe weather

Posted September 27, 2010

— An approaching cold front brought more rain to central North Carolina late Monday, creating a slight risk for severe weather, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

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Hoke and Cumberland counties each saw 3 to 6 inches of rain Monday. Raleigh-Durham International Airport saw about 3 inches of rain.

In Brunswick County, officials declared a state of emergency after heavy rains and flooding.

Authorities in Onslow County say an 18-month-old drowned after wandering out of a mobile home and into a ditch filled with water from recent heavy rains.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred around 1 p.m. Monday on N.C. 53 on the south side of the county.

Sheriff’s Lt. Tommie Thomas said an initial report said the child walked out of the home and fell into a ditch at the edge of the yard. Thomas said authorities think the toddler was washed through a culvert under the highway to the other side of the road.

Thomas said an investigation is continuing.

Slight risk of severe weather

Fishel said there is a slight risk that some of the storms could become strong or severe, bringing damaging winds and an isolated tornado.

Once the front passes after midnight, the threat will diminish and cooler, drier air will move in, Fishel said.

The forecast highs for the next seven days will barely get above the 80-degree mark.

WRAL Weather team WRAL WeatherCenter Forecast

Tree knocks out power to Raleigh neighborhood

It was unclear if heavy rain on Monday helped knock down a tree on Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh.

The tree hit a transformer around 5 a.m., causing a power outage to the neighborhood, authorities said.

Progress Energy crews restored power by 11 a.m.


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  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Sep 27, 2010

    NOAA? The group that said how many storms would hit the US? The east coast??

  • rescuefan Sep 27, 2010

    "Rain is actually coming from the southwest and the bulk of it has now passed us.

    There's a lot more moisture to the south and west of here. WRAL isn't the only source saying that there will be more rain and thunderstorms tonight, maybe you should check out the Weather Channel or NOAA.

  • wildcat Sep 27, 2010

    I thank God for the rain!

  • lma1973 Sep 27, 2010

    Rain is actually coming from the southwest and the bulk of it has now passed us.

  • Axtel Sep 27, 2010

    2.58" S. Vance Co. since it started yestarday.

  • mrual Sep 27, 2010

    Update From Rocky Mount as of 520pm 9/27 we have 6.04 Inches and still going

  • mrual Sep 27, 2010

    last 2 days here in Rocky Mount our Total so far as of 515pm 9/27 is 6.04 Inches and still going let it rain

  • Wolfpack Fanatic Sep 27, 2010

    hope my pond fills up

  • Ambygirl Sep 27, 2010

    Right on rescuefan!! Like my momma said, if you can't say somethin' nice, don't say anything at all! Some of these folks just love to show their foolishness! Been watchin the radar all day and we've had a pretty good soakin'. I'm lovin it!

  • Baybee Doll Sep 27, 2010

    This weather is blechy.