Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Rain for Late Tuesday and Wednesday

A couple of areas to watch today on the national satellite and radar image taken from earlier this morning... The first is the big area of clouds over the Gulf of Mexico near the Florida coast. That area of moisture will surge to the north and exactly where it goes may determine who sees the most rain late tonight and Wednesday morning. The Gulf moisture will meet up with a front that is producing wintry weather toward the Great Lakes and stormy weather in Texas this morning. That will ring out some rain across most of North Carolina, but the big question is what spots will see the most rain.

The latest computer models have different answers to exactly what spots will see the most rain making it difficult to say exactly how much rain we expect. One model that we show you each day on Weather on the Ones that we have named "StormCast" is very optimistic for the deep Gulf moisture to move into the central Carolinas tonight. StormCast produces heavy rains and even some thunderstorms in our region around daybreak Wednesday. Other models take that deep Gulf moisture along the coast keeping the heaviest rain totals to our east.

Whichever area picks up the heavist rain, whether it be central North Carolina or coastal North Carolina, likely will see over an inch of rain. If that falls along the coast, we may see less than a half of an inch here. We'll continue to follow the latest weather data and have updates with Weather on the Ones on News 14 Carolina.

If you're looking for more rain after Wednesday, rain is still in the forecast for the upcoming weekend. However, it appears that chance will come on Sunday now.

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