Rain And Cooler Weather For The East

By: Bob Trihy
By: Bob Trihy

After a prolonged period of dry hot weather, we finally get some relief in the form of rain and cooler weather.

Finally! A break from the hot and dry weather for the east. For the first time since the 12th of the month we're seeing measurable rain across the east, and there's more to come. A stalled out stationary front will be the focus for numerous showers and thunderstorms the next several days. It looks like the heaviest rain will fall early in the week, with a gradual drying trend towards the end of the week. It's possible that much of the east will pick up 2 to 3 inches of rain with more in some locations.

The reason for the pattern change is a large trough of low pressure across the east, replacing the ridge of high pressure that was giving us the very hot and dry conditions. This trough will be hanging around much of the week to come keeping our weather unsettled. There is an outside possibility of a storm coming up the coast at weeks end bringing wind and rain with it. But as the old saying goes, 'stay tuned'.

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  • by Bobby Location: Winterville on Sep 30, 2010 at 05:49 PM
    "Finally!" as Bob says in his blog above. We now have more rain than anyone needs. While I know without a doubt that the "Weather Team" has absolutely nothing to do with controlling the weather, I do get very tired of hearing such irrational comments as "we need a tropical system to get us out of this drought". Well, we finally got one. As Jim keeps saying "be carefull what you wish for". I do hope that he is talking to & about himself for he is the ring leader in such dramatic statements. I realize that all of the handwringing that is played out on the local & national newscast makes for good TV, but could we posibilly get just the facts without all of the DRAMA? It is great that he enjoys his job, we should all be so fortunate, but can he please just calm down? Guess that's why I tend to get more of my weather information from the NWS text on the internet. At least it is their best "educated guess" in written form, without the hype that ALL news reports seem to now contain.
  • by Lisa Location: Pea Ridge on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:43 AM
    We have had 8.57 inches in the last 24 hours.
  • by Mike Location: Greenville on Sep 30, 2010 at 10:37 AM
    Over by minges at ECU a creek has over flowed into a field and if it keeps rain it will probly flood the road
  • by Larry Location: Greenville on Sep 30, 2010 at 06:56 AM
    What so scary about this rain and flooding is that five different weather men on TV don't agree on what this storm is going to do. Their needs to be a consistent consensus among them. and predict the weather as accurate as possible rather tell us "what they think it is going to do" and ignore what the NWS and the other experts that give them the information to report. It is ashame what they will do to be number one. One says that nicole says is stalled off Florida, another says it is moving up the coast, another says if isn t a tropical storm. There will be wind and another says it will not be wind. It will be leavingthusday night or it will be leaving late friday morning. This type of forecasting should put the fear of God in you. Just say wehat NWS says and you all will agree.

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