Wet weather expected into Thursday

Posted September 10, 2008 8:36 a.m. EDT
Updated September 10, 2008 9:54 p.m. EDT

— A stalled cold front is expected to cause gloomy, wet conditions over the central part of the state overnight Wednesday, WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

The slow moving front could cause “heavy downpours, slow-moving cells and the potential for flash flooding.

With the ground already saturated from Tropical Storm Hanna, widespread heavy showers could lead to flooding.

"We could see really heavy rainfall and large amounts of rain in the short period of time," WRAL Meteorologist Mike Maze said.

The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a flash flood watch for portions of North Carolina until midnight.

Cooler temperatures started to push into the area Wednesday afternoon. Highs on Thursday are expected in the mid-70s.

The Triangle could see clouds, drizzle and light rain again on Thursday, and possibly some stronger storms on Friday.

The weekend will be warm, with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s, but the beginning of next week should bring another cool-down.

"One model shows the remains of Hurricane Ike showing up in North Carolina by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week," Maze said.