Showers, severe storms possible through Monday night

Posted July 20, 2009 10:24 a.m. EDT
Updated July 20, 2009 7:58 p.m. EDT

— Showers and storms, some of them severe, are possible any time Monday evening over central North Carolina, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

On Monday morning, scattered showers, some of them with heavy rain, popped up around central and eastern North Carolina. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued and canceled throughout the afternoon as storm cells popped up and disappeared.

"We've got a steady flow of moisture coming up from the south," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

In Harnett and Cumberland counties, enough rain had fallen by early afternoon to yield a flood advisory from the National Weather Service. That advisory was lifted before 4 p.m. Flash flood watches and warnings were in effect until midnight in some parts of the state.

"We'll continue to see scattered showers and thunderstorms, some strong to severe," WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

Moisture from the Gulf and successive weather systems, combined with peeks of sunshine, will keep the possibility of storms and showers going through the week.

"The chances for a widespread soaking look far less for Tuesday," Fishel said. "We'll see an isolated shower, if that."