Muggy day turns wet evening for some

Posted August 19, 2010 9:40 p.m. EDT
Updated August 19, 2010 11:33 p.m. EDT

— The scattered showers that made Thursday muggy across central North Carolina grew in intensity after the sun set.

Rain fell at rates up to 3 inches per hour in some places as a system moved across the southern part of the Triangle, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Flash flooding was a risk in some areas, particularly those that got rain earlier in the week.

"In the Sandhills, they got five inches yesterday and more rain tonight," Maze said.

A large band of moderate showers meandered across central North Carolina Thursday morning, the result of a stalled frontal boundary creating an unsettled atmosphere that lingered into the evening.

On Friday the heat returns, with forecast temperatures in the mid-90s under sunny skies. The humidity will sink slightly bringing an even more tolerable feel for the weekend.