Scattered storms drench parts of N.C.

Posted August 18, 2010 9:00 a.m. EDT
Updated August 19, 2010 10:02 a.m. EDT

— Scattered thunderstorms drenched parts of the WRAL viewing area Wednesday evening, and the chance for wet weather could linger through Thursday, Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said.

"It's mostly cloudy with off-and-on showers through the night and into tomorrow," he said.

Wednesday started warm and muggy and ended with temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s. Late-day and overnight storms dumped heavy rain in some counties.

"The rain in Hoke County last night was over the top – 5 or 6 inches," WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said. "We just don't see that kind of rain unless a tropical system comes through."

Cumberland County saw about 2 inches of rain through Thursday morning, while areas around Raleigh got just a half-inch to an inch of rain.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Temperatures may not quite get to 90 degrees if the clouds hold on into the afternoon. If the sun breaks out early in the afternoon, temperatures will warm to near or just above 90 degrees.