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ABC11 Meteorologist Steve Stewart says it will be much quieter Sunday (WTVD)

Triangle residents are hoping to dry out and clean up Sunday after another wild night of weather.

Durham County Emergency Management and the Red Cross have opened a shelter at Hillside High School for those affected by last night's storms.

ABC11 Meteorologist Steve Stewart says it will be much quieter Sunday with just a chance of some passing storms later Sunday afternoon.

"So far this month, the region has picked up 7.82 inches of rainfall, placing the area at 165 percent to normal, since the normal rainfall for the entire month of July is only 4.73 inches," Stewart explained.

Strong storms moved through the area Saturday night, with more than six inches of rain falling on portions of our viewing area. Quite a few flash flood warnings were issued.

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As of Sunday morning, more than 2,000 people were still without power.
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Cars were trapped in the floodwater

Flooding was reported on numerous streets and parking lots throughout Durham and Wake County Saturday night.

Cars at Crabtree Valley Mall sat in floodwater due to over 5 inches of rain as of 10:30 p.m.

Our crew was on the scene as a family was trapped by water in Cary. Emergency crews worked to help the family until around 11 p.m., when the waters started to recede.
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A family was trapped in their house on Park Street until waters started to go down

Raleigh firefighters told ABC11 that lightning caused a house fire off Carrington Drive.

Slightly fewer showers are expected on Sunday, as the frontal boundary pulls east. While the coast will likely see some heavy downpours, many areas here may just see a few isolated storms. Skies will be partly sunny, and it will be warm. Highs should be in the upper 80s.
Monday could turn out to be a mostly rain-free day. It looks like our best chance of strong storms will arrive again on Tuesday as a cold front moves in. Most models agree that it should clear out by late Wednesday, bringing us drier, more comfortable air through Friday.

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