Heavy rain headed for the Triangle

Rain puddle (image source: Wikimedia).

January 24, 2010 6:32:17 AM PST
A strong storm system is moving toward our area, which could lead to a soaker in the overnight hours Sunday into Monday. According to meteorologist Steve Stewart, showers will become likely by late afternoon into the evening Sunday as there will be plenty of Gulf of Mexico moisture pumped in our region.

The storm system will have a lot of energy to work with, so Sunday is expected to be breezy, if not windy. With the relatively warm air in place, there could even be some embedded thunderstorms along with the showers which could contain some gusty winds along with heavy rainfall, Stewart said.

An inch or two of rainfall is possible with this system overnight and into Monday. For that reason, small streams as well as flood prone urban areas could experience a rapid increase of water levels which may cause some problems for property owners and travelers.

A flash flood watch is in place for much of the viewing area Sunday evening through Monday morning.

Things do look to quiet down by Monday afternoon into next week as sunshine will return.

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