Rain Moves in Overnight; Thunder Possible

Posted March 19, 2008 10:11 a.m. EDT
Updated March 20, 2008 12:58 a.m. EDT

— As Spring officially arrives at 1:58 a.m. Thursday,  the Triangle could see isolated thunderstorms, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

The area is facing a threat of isolated damage from straight-line winds with sustained wind gust between 70 and 80 mph, Fishel said.

There is a slight risk of lightening overnight, but the rumble of thunder should be minor.

The Triangle could get a half-inch of rain by the time the wet weather clears out Thursday morning.

Raleigh's primary reservoir, Falls Lake was about 74 percent of its normal level Tuesday, holding 10.8 billion gallons. When full, the lake holds 14.6 billion gallons.

While rain was not an issue during the day Wednesday, the wind definitely was, with speeds reaching to 40 mph.

Thursday is expected to be a much quieter day, with highs in the mid-60s. Temperatures will rise into the 70s on Saturday.

Sunday, however, will cool down considerably and be in the low 50s.