Blustery storms blowing away

Posted January 25, 2010 5:23 a.m. EST
Updated January 25, 2010 11:19 a.m. EST

— Skies started clearing late Monday morning after a line of blustery storms swept away from central and eastern North Carolina and onto the coastal plain.

The "nasty looking" line of heavy rain and thunderstorms moved east of the Interstate 95 corridor, then started to break apart and weaken Monday morning, WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

Standing water on roadways was a concern early Monday, but despite reports of flooding from the Triangle area westward, most drivers made their commute unscathed.

Flooding was reported in Durham on Hillandale Road at Carver Street on Roxboro Road and in Raleigh on Hillsborough Street at Gardner Street. A car was stuck in waters on the ramp from Dawson Street to westbound Western Boulevard.

By late morning, clouds were thinning, and morning showers were dissipating. Mild weather will settle in Monday afternoon.

"Skies should actually clear this afternoon. We should have some pleasant temperatures" with a high in the low 60s, Gardner said.

Temperatures will drop to a more seasonable high around 50 degrees Tuesday.