Risk for flooding continues through Friday :: WRAL.com
Raleigh, N.C. — Scattered showers and thunderstorms are back on tap for Friday.
“It’s an unsettled day,” said WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell. “There’s a 60 percent chance of storms. Very humid.”
There will be a small chance for rain on Friday morning, but storms will begin to develop after 2 p.m.
“Those become more widespread in the afternoon and evening hours,” said Campbell.
Any of the showers and storms the next two days could trigger flood advisories since the rain could be heavy at times.
“I think the day that has the best chance for that is Friday, when that system is directly over us,” said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze.
The Triangle and points to the north and east are under a medium risk for flash flooding on Friday, when widespread rain is expected.
The northeastern part of the WRAL viewing area will be under a flash flood watch on Friday, according to Campbell.
The 5-day rainfall total shows many locations in central North Carolina could see 1-2 inches of rain.
Friday and Saturday will then have a 50 percent chance for storms.
Temperatures will remain in the upper 80s for the work week, before dipping into the low 80s on Saturday.
After the driest spring on record, the state is set up for soaking conditions this week.
It was a wet start to the month, with 3.8 inches of rain recorded at Raleigh-Durham International Airport so far in June.
“The June average is 3.89, so we’re almost there already — just four days in,” said WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell.
While Raleigh received about 2.4 inches of rain over the past week, other towns such as Greensboro received upwards of 6 inches of rain.