Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Record Highs.... Watching for Storms

A new record high was set yesterday at RDU when the temperature hit 76. The old record was 74 set in 1991. Today's record high is 70. We should have no problem breaking that one with highs in the upper 70s to near 80.
While we enjoyed a spring-like day yesterday, there was nothing enjoyable about the weather for areas to our west. Numerous tornadoes were reported from Tuesday afternoon through early Wednesday morning across Arkansas, Tennessee, and surrounding states.

The storm system that produced all that severe weather is moving to the east and will bring us a quick line of showers and thunderstorms toward this evening. The severe weather threat is not nearly as high for the Carolinas. However, we do have a "slight risk" for strong storms.

The biggest threat will come from damaging winds in some isolated storms. Meteorologist Joshua McKinney will be tracking the storms through the afternoon and Chief Meteorologist Gary Stephenson will follow the latest weather through the evening and night. Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina for weather updates every 10 minutes with Weather on the Ones.

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