Afternoon storms erupt

Posted June 27, 2011

— Afternoon showers soaked parts of central North Carolina Monday, and the potential for some of those storms to become severe prompted a watches and warnings. 

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for several counties in eastern North Carolina until 9 p.m.

A watch that covered the Triangle and many central North Carolina counties was issued but canceled by 5 p.m. 

Various severe thunderstorm warnings popped up, but there were no reports of significant damage. 

The chance of rain is expected to diminish by early evening, but another round of rain could be on tap for Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon and evening. 

"We expect the coverage to be more widespread," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. 

Less thunderstorm activity is expected Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday look to be less humid, WRAL chief meteorologist Greg Fishel said. 


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  • Killian Jun 27, 2011

    Wish they had hit my neighborhood! My flowers need rain, and we keep getting passed over!

  • MudLife Jun 27, 2011

    yay! keep the storms coming i love them :)

  • bbmclamb Jun 27, 2011

    Power came back on about 10 minutes ago - thanks Progress Energy!

  • cheezchicken Jun 27, 2011

    "Afternoon storms erupt"...everywhere except Clayton.

    Breaking news: The New Century Dust Bowl begins in Clayton. Stay tuned for continued coverage of the cursed summer.

  • bbmclamb Jun 27, 2011

    Power still out (2 hrs 10 min) at my place in W. Raleigh. Think it might be a transformer for my street. Progress Energy estimates having it on by 6pm -- we'll see.

  • uncblue Jun 27, 2011

    In North Raleigh, we're under a watch....watching everyone else getting rain but here! I watched the cells develope in south Raleigh and to the north of 540 and we didn't get enough rain out of my rain gutter to fill a gallon jug. I'll be glad when we finally do get some rain, haven't had any in about 4 weeks.

  • tobywilliamson58 Jun 27, 2011

    Still no power in Roxboro! Trees down!

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  • tobywilliamson58 Jun 27, 2011

    My power is out! Had to go and hook the generator up. Storming like mad in Roxboro!

  • luvmyjackrascal Jun 27, 2011

    Lots and lots of rain in Rocky Mount!