Severe storms possible Tuesday morning in central NC
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Less than a week after we had significant snow in central North Carolina and we now have a chance for thunderstorms and severe weather Tuesday. A cold front will sweep through the state with showers on Tuesday; then cooler air will move in on Wednesday.
Ahead of that cold front Tuesday, temperatures will warm and dew points will increasing, giving central North Carolina the fuel to produce some heavy rain and thunderstorms. There is also the threat of severe weather now, which includes damaging wind gusts and even a brief tornado. Skies will be clearing Tuesday afternoon right after the cold front passes. Even if we don’t see damaging wind gusts from thunderstorms, winds will be gusting up to 30 mph during the day Tuesday.
Behind the front, it will be cooler, but no arctic outbreak is expected like we’ve experienced in weeks past. Temperatures will be at, or slightly above normal most of the week with lots of sunshine from Tuesday afternoon through Saturday. By next Sunday, some rain is expected with mild temperatures as a low pressure system moves toward central North Carolina. Behind that system, it is expected to turn much colder, but be dry.
Overnight will be cloudy and breezy with showers developing. The overnight low will be 60. Winds will be south 10 to 20 mph. The rain won’t approach central North Carolina until after 3 a.m.
Tuesday will be cloudy in the morning with showers likely and an isolated storm possible. The high will be 69; winds will become west 10 to 20 mph. The rain risk will be 60 percent.
Wednesday will be sunny. The high will be 54; after a morning low of 35.
Thursday will be sunny. The high will be 52; after a morning low of 30.
Friday will be sunny. The high will be 56; after a morning low of 28.
Saturday will have increasing clouds. The high will be 59; after a morning low of 34.
Sunday will be mainly cloudy with a risk of rain. The high will be 63; after a morning low of 48. The rain risk will be 40 percent.