Heavy downpours fall Thursday | Bot To News


GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – A prolonged streak of drier weather in eastern NC will come to an end as a vigorous weather system begins to approach the area from the Gulf Coast states late Wednesday into Thursday. Conditions will initially start as scattered showers in the Piedmont and Triad. On Wednesday night, the first series of showers will begin to impact us. These drops will be a welcome sight for many as all of eastern North Carolina continues to deal with abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions. Most of the showers will eventually transition to a more steady shower, slowing down your commute by Thursday morning. Some of the heavier rainbands could contain strong gusts of wind.

inland impacts
inland impacts(Russell James)
Coastal impacts for ENC
Coastal impacts for ENC(Russell James)

The heaviest rain is likely to move away from the Outer Banks in the early afternoon. Rain intensity and coverage will drop dramatically once the main bands clear Cedar Island to Cape Hatteras, leaving us with patchy showers through Thursday afternoon and evening with the last drops clearing the coast before dawn Friday. . The timing of the heaviest rain will help limit the potential for severe storms, keeping air temperatures in the mid-60s. Winds will gust to 15-20 mph as downpours reach inland communities, with gusts 20 to 35 mph along the coast.

SPC DAY 3 perspective
SPC DAY 3 perspective(Russell James)

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