Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Scattered severe storms, hail possible in Triad tonight

Scattered severe storms, hail possible in Triad tonight

Drier air will race into the Valley behind this front, keeping us dry and partly sunny for Sunday morning. Temperatures will be mild with lows in the low 60s.

The change of storms is 40 percent Sunday and 30 percent on Monday morning, clearing off by Monday night.

The greatest threat to central North Carolina will be large, potentially ping pong ball-sized hail, and damaging wind gusts of 45 to 60 miles per hour, a hazardous weather outlook said. Unfortunately that spring warmth contributes to the possibility of strong to severe storms both Sunday and Monday. But scattered showers or storms will be possible during the afternoon hours. A powerful system arriving from the west will push rain into north and middle Georgia by early Monday morning.

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Severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are possible for much of North Carolina from Saturday evening into early Sunday. Temperatures could skyrocket up to 80 degrees for Monday afternoon. In addition, a few storms may be strong or severe, though the threat appears isolated, for now. This round has the higher severe potential of the two, with all modes of severe weather possible, particularly for large hail.

Tonight's low is 46 degrees with a 70% chance for showers/storms this evening. It will be important to stay on top of the latest forecasts throughout the weekend as the finer details of timing, location, and risk will be narrowed down. The low will move east and continue to move Tuesday and Wednesday.

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