Friday, December 14, 2007

Wet Saturday, Windy Sunday

Hello there
This is my first posting to the Weather on the Ones blog, and I get to talk about a lot!

First of all, if you have any decorations outside of your home, you may want to anchor them down this evening or first thing saturday, as Sunday looks to be a rather windy day!

Lets start with friday evening. we have a storm system which is coming together over the southern Plains states which will move easteward tonight into saturday.
we'll see clouds building in ahead of this storm on saturday morning, and don't be suprised to see light rain here and there by early saturday afternoon.
Saturday night into Sunday morning are our better chances for some measureable rain. we could see about an inch to some localized areas getting an inch and a half to 2 inches from this system once its all said and done. Rain clears out from west to east sunday, so if you have morning plans in pittsboro, you may be able to leave your umbrella on the car by lunchtime, but if you live downeast of I-95, it may take until the afternoon before the rain ceases.
After the rain, however, comes the wind!
This storm system will rapidly increase in strength as it makes a beeline to the New York and the northeast and in its wake we'll feel it with winds that could be in the 20 mph range and gusts of 35-40 mph! That inflatable snowglobe in the front yard might be taking a trip down your street if you don't watch out.
Whats the encore after that kind of weather? a calmer work week, but a cooler one as well.
Check out your weather on the Ones forecast while you're here at
Have a wonderful weekend!


woodneye said...

Hi! This is probably in the wrong place, but, just before 9:30 AM today I was listening to your forecast when something caught my attention. Your use of the term "Down East", stated at least 4 times in a 2 minute period. To the best of my knowledge, "Down East" refers to a part of the state of Maine, from Penobscot Bay to the Canadian border. It is also incorrectly used by some, to refer to a group of communities East of Beaufort in Carteret County. I noticed it when you showed a map of New England, and again with a map of North Carolina. It is not listed in any Meteoroligical dictionary, thesaurus, or list of phrases used by Meteoroloigists. So, please, tell us exactly what YOU mean by "Down East". Thanks, Jim H., West End, NC.

Lee Ringer said...

Hi Jim,

Thanks for your comments. I was on vacation and out of town when you posted your comments, so I did not see the weathercast you were referring to. In our part of North Carolina, "Down East" is used to refer to areas east of I-95 like Rocky Mount, Wilson, and Goldsboro.

I hope this helps to answer your question. If you have any others, feel free to post them here on our weather blog or e-mail us directly at

Thanks for watching News 14 Carolina!

Lee Ringer
News 14 Carolina