The Triangle is looking at a 50-50 chance of rain Thursday, and the area could get a drenching Friday and Friday night as what is left of Tropical Storm Harvey chugs northeast from the Gulf Coast, according to the National Weather Service.
“Thursday and Thursday night have the potential for widespread showers [and] scattered thunderstorms at times over North Carolina,” forecasters said.
They said rain was likely in western parts of the region, and the chance was 50-50 in the rest of it. Rainfall could range from a half-inch to as much as 2 inches in some areas northwest of the Triangle.
“The remnants of Harvey will continue to approach the region on Friday, with plentiful moisture streaming into the area on Friday [and] into Friday night,” the weather service stated.
The weather service’s Raleigh office said computer models using data about the atmosphere are not agreeing just what will happen with that moisture, however.
Early Wednesday, the service’s national Storm Prediction Center listed central North Carolina as having a marginal chance of thunderstorms on Friday.