More rain on the way

Posted September 28, 2010

— After a drier Tuesday, another round of rain is on the way that will soak the Triangle through Friday.

On Wednesday, moisture will begin moving into the eastern half of the state, causing a soggy day at the coast. A lot of that rain will slowly move to the west through the day. The rain is expected to hit the Triangle by Wednesday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says a tropical depression south of Cuba is expected to move along a cold front and skirt the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina on Thursday.

“This has the potential to be another huge rainmaker,” WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

The heaviest rains could fall in the same places that flooded Monday. A flash flood watch already has been issued for areas around Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Wilmington.

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More than 10 inches of rain fell Monday in Wilmington. Streets flooded and hundreds of accidents were reported.

Several streets flooded near the campus of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

"What was crazy was all these college kids in their bathing suits," UNC-W junior Robb Carroll said Tuesday.

"My buddy actually drove his truck through a couple of times with one of the guys on his skim board, hanging on to the back of his truck," said Ryan Tomb, of Wilmington.

More than 10 inches of rain fell Monday in Wilmington Wilmington residents wade through flood waters

Sara Busby, a Wilmington homeowner, woke up to a leaking ceiling on Monday.

"I've got my skylight all soaked," she said.

Forecasters say the next storm could bring 6 to 10 more inches of rain.

“That amount of rain on top of what they already had may cause some big time problems,” Fishel said.

"I don't know what I'm going to do about that. I think I'm going to have to get a bigger bucket and hopefully deal with it when the sun comes back out," Busby said.


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  • jackaroo2 Sep 28, 2010

    Wlm will not get 10 inched of rain. I lived there 10 years, it rained and then the son came out 30 min later. Get real.

  • countrygurl1557 Sep 28, 2010

    I'm like toby, I need to stock up on potted meat just incase the storm knocks my power out!! You never kknow!!

  • lma1973 Sep 28, 2010

    Okay they fixed it now...both forecasts match up.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Sep 28, 2010

    "Why does there continue to be a difference in these weather articles versus what is in the weather section?"

    Don't you know, so that they can average it all out and say they got it right. Just like the "viewing area". It covers 5 states and 6,422 miles. It's all about percentages and wral's % of getting forecasts correct, is not very good.

  • lma1973 Sep 28, 2010

    The 7 day forecast in this article differs from the forecast from the weather that one they have a picture of a sun and rain for tomorrow. Why does there continue to be a difference in these weather articles versus what is in the weather section?

  • RedStatesManWatts Sep 28, 2010

    Good ole NC weather...98 one day then 42 at night a few days later. Glad to see fall come!

  • Ipromiseitwonthurt Sep 28, 2010

    Looks like a tropical depression is coming our way within a couple of days. More rain.

  • tobywilliamson58 Sep 28, 2010

    Easier to predict now, ain't it??

  • beachboater Sep 28, 2010

    How in the world did an 18 month old get outside? A real tragedy.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Sep 28, 2010

    so when it actually rains we should all just call in to work and tell them we can't make it, because it's raining?