Morning rain soaks Triangle

Posted January 6, 2009 6:39 a.m. EST
Updated March 9, 2009 5:12 p.m. EDT

— Rain lingered over the Triangle and surrounding counties Tuesday morning before heading north around noon.

As of 11:50 a.m., Raleigh received .77 inches of rain. Oxford received 1.78 inches.

“(The rain came) down fairly hard,” said WRAL Meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner.

The area will see a large temperature spread, with highs in the 30s and 40s in the north and 50s and 60s in the southern counties.

The weather will be unstable the next two days as a cold front approaches the area Wednesday.

There might be enough instability in the atmosphere to develop some storms Wednesday afternoon, Gardner said.

Wednesday night will be partly cloudy and colder with lows in the mid to upper 30s. Thursday will be mostly cloudy, windy and colder.

The sunshine should peak out Friday and bring brighter skies.