Sunday, February 17, 2008

Rain chances for the end of the weekend and later next week

Hi there!
Its been an interesting day in the forecast center as we wait for the rain to arrive! There is a change for our showers to become more numerous tonight as a cold front passes through the state. There is also a chance for some gusty thunderstorms as the cold front progresses eastward overnight into Monday afternoon. Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina for updates on any watches or warnings associated with this storm system.

The Storm Prediction Center has a forecast for Sunday which has the best chance for severe storms over the gulf coast states. There is a possibility for thunderstorms as well for much of the east coast that could contain gusty winds. Timeline for these storms for Central and Eastern North Carolina will be later overnight Sunday into Monday morning for Central NC, and Monday am into the afternoon for the Eastern portions of NC (Eastward of I-95).

This risk map is for areas east of I-95 for a risk of strong to severe storms monday afternoon into the evening.

Monday also has a forecast for a reinforcing shot of colder air. Expect a mild start for the workweek but chilly highs Tuesday. While the map does not sho the rest of the week, we do have a chance for more rain Thursday into friday.

Have a good Sunday

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