Flash flood watch canceled for Triangle, light rain continues
A flash flood watch has expired for the Triangle and much of central North Carolina after an active night of rain and some storms from the remnants of Hurricane Sally.Posted — Updated
A flash flood watch has expired for the Triangle and much of central North Carolina after an active night of rain and some storms from the remnants of Hurricane Sally.
The rainy conditions seen across the Triangle on Thursday lessened into the night along with the threat for possible tornadoes. A tornado watch for counties south of the Triangle was canceled as of 8:30 p.m.
Areas around central North Carolina received an abundance of rain but no threats of severe flooding were reported. Places like Lake Gaston (2.79 inches), Pinehurst (2.5 inches) and Warrenton (2.72 inches) registered the most amounts of rain in the region as of 7 p.m. In Henderson, up to 3 inches was reported.
On Thursday before the rain, emergency crews were preparing for the worst-case scenario and possible water rescues.
There's a chance that saturated grounds could cause some downed trees and power outages Friday as a cold front moves into the area, bringing cooler, breezy conditions for the weekend.
Highs on Friday will be in the low 70s, and on Saturday and Sunday, in the upper 60s. Light rain will continue to fall throughout Friday morning, but the weekend will be dry and pleasant with plenty of sunshine.