Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Stormy Weather Possible Friday

I was just checking out the latest weather data coming into the Weather on the Ones Forecast Center, and it still appears our next best chance to see rain in our area will be on Friday. We cannot rule out an isolated shower or storm Thursday afternoon, but the rain will be more widespread on Friday.

In fact, there will be the possibility for a few strong thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed parts of central North Carolina under a "slight risk" for severe weather. The SPC is the government agency that keeps tabs on severe weather across the U.S. When severe weather is possible, the SPC places a specific area under a slight, moderate, or high risk for severe weather. We don't see too many moderate risks issued for North Carolina, and a high risk would be extremely rare. The slight risk means storm experts at the SPC believe there is at least a small possibility for storms to develop Friday that could produce large hail and strong gusty winds.

A lot can change when it comes to weather, so severe weather is not a certainty for Friday. It's just a possibility. Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina and We'll keep you updated as the latest weather data comes into the Weather on the Ones forecast center.

If you're already starting to think about those weekend plans, it looks like most of the rain from Friday evening will move out of our region by Saturday. Both Saturday and Sunday look to be calm days with partly cloudy conditions and highs in the low to mid 80s.

On another note, hurricane season for the Atlantic basin begins on Thursday. As you have more than likely heard, this is forecasted to be another active season for the Atlantic basin. You'll find a lot of information about the season in posts listed below this one. I would also encourage you to check back with our blog often, as this will be a great resource for us to pass along the latest information through the season.

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