'Rain party' will be followed by fair weather

Posted October 14, 2010

— Rain showers and perhaps a few strong storms were sweeping through central and eastern North Carolina Thursday, but they will exit just as quickly, leaving behind cooler and sunnier weather.

Around mid-day, most of the rain had moved east of the Triangle and was falling on the Coastal Plain. More than an inch of rain had fallen in Raleigh, while areas farther south, including Fayetteville, had seen less rain.

A second band of rain was forming in the Triad and was headed toward the Triangle. That band could intensify through the afternoon and bring another round of showers, perhaps accompanied by thunderstorms. The best chance for storms is east of Interstate 95.

"Once that comes through, the rain party will be more or less over," WRAL meteorologist Nate Johnson said.

The rain will taper off by late Thursday afternoon and evening. Cool, breezy weather will follow it, with an overnight around 45 degrees – about 20 degrees lower than on Wednesday night.

"After we get this rain out of here, we'll have fair weather. And by fair weather, I mean beautiful," Johnson said. "Wall-to-wall sunshine" and seasonable temperatures will move into the region.

On Friday, windy weather will keep it to a cool 71 degrees, but the sun will return.

For the weekend, a stretch of sunny and pleasantly cool weather will set in. Saturday will see a high around 69 degrees, and Sunday in the mid 70s.

By early next week, the daily highs will be flirting with the 80-degree mark, amid sunny skies.


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  • 37 Oct 14, 2010

    This is much better than the lemon party they had planned.

  • Justin T. Oct 14, 2010

    Since everyone keeps talking about NOAA I'm going to start building an ark.

  • Remy Oct 14, 2010

    Prom Queen aka Time4real, celli is exactly right.

    I am not going to do your research for you, but here is the header from their website: NOAA does not make seasonal hurricane landfall predictions

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Oct 14, 2010

    Where do you get your stuff and who the heck is time4?

    As for NOAA, google them along with their hurricane forecast and see what you find. Must be lonely to be so smart.

  • pyrosinthesky Oct 14, 2010

    > it appears that Time4Real has changed his name once again

    Or we have another self-proclaimed expert on everything ...

  • rescuefan Oct 14, 2010

    Folks, the ignore button is your friend! Since you are referring to "prom queen" and I am not seeing their posts, it appears that Time4Real has changed his name once again. It's really nice not to see their irrational posts over and over.

    WRAL weather is the best in the area.

  • riggs Oct 14, 2010

    prom queen - get a job and quit bashing other people's jobs. Mr. Fishel is smarter than you could ever hope to be. Go take some pictures outside so you can see the rain comig down.

  • oldrebel Oct 14, 2010

    Several waves of very heavy rain just came thru here, SE of Sanford. Now I'm hearing quite a bit of thunder rumbling off to our west.

  • Shamrock Oct 14, 2010

    Prom Queen, looked outside today? I see a lot of rain. The NOAA does not predict how many storms will hit the coast. Where do you even get this stuff? Once more, you are just full of gloom and doom. Must be a lonely life.

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Oct 14, 2010

    I wouldn't look for much in the way of rain here. Over 2 weeks and nothing. Again. Good Lord will the drought ever end.

    Oh, and someone plese inform Mr. Fishel, La Nina is back so nothing but warmth and zero snow this brief winter.
    Here you go,

    " U.S. NOAA says chance of La Nina hitting in 2010 "

    This coming from the same group that called for how many hurricanes to hit the east coast again this year? And how many did? None!