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Severe Weather Update

 

Yesterday’s rain helped stabilize the atmosphere, which limited the severe weather last night. However, we are not out of the woods yet as thunderstorms are firing up this morning over central & eastern North Carolina. Ahead of the cold front, there is a Tornado Watch in effect until 1:00PM for eastern portions of the state. This area has the best chance of seeing severe weather, including the threat of tornadoes for the next four or five hours. Currently, there are no Tornado Warnings in effect in North Carolina, but there have been several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued this morning for damaging winds and large hail.

 

Behind the front, scattered showers will remain and west/northwesterly winds will increase. There is a High Wind Warning in effect across the mountains for today and tomorrow for wind gusts up to 45-65 mph. Most of the remainder of the state is under a Wind Advisory for wind gusts of 35-55 mph through early Friday. These winds in conjunction with saturated soils could lead to downed trees and scattered power outages.

 

Scattered snow showers are also possible across the mountains later today and Friday. The greatest accumulations will be in areas along the Tennessee border, above 4,000’ in elevation, where 3-6” of snow is possible. In areas between 3,000’ to 4,000’ in elevation, 1-3” of snow is possible. Little or no accumulation is expected in areas below 2,500’. Strong winds will cause blowing snow, and localized white out conditions are possible. Hazardous travel is possible across the mountains, and hikers may be caught off guard with these wintry conditions.

 

 

Today

Periods of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2pm. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds. High near 70. Breezy, with a southwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

 

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southwest wind around 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

 

Friday

Partly sunny, with a high near 59. West wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.