Monday, March 03, 2008

Severe Weather Awareness Week May Feature Storms

Severe Weather Awareness Week is now underway in North Carolina. This is the week emergency preparedness officials like to remind folks about the dangers severe weather can pose to North Carolina residents. Severe weather can happen anytime, but it does happen more frequently during the upcoming spring months.

As we prepare for those more active months, it looks like we could very well have a round of severe weather this week. A potent storm system has already been making headlines with a couple tornadoes reported yesterday in Oklahoma and Kansas. Today, the area of severe weather is likely to be greater.

The Storm Prediction Center has outlined an area including Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for a moderate risk for severe storms today. Tomorrow, that threat moves to Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia.

The SPC has said this morning they may have to upgrade parts of the Carolinas to a moderate risk for severe weather, which is somewhat rare for our area. At this point, we cannot rule out the threat for tornadoes late tomorrow. Damaging winds from strong thunderstorms looks to be the biggest threat in our area. The greatest chance for thunderstorms will come toward Tuesday evening and Tuesday night for our area.

I have more on the chance for severe weather in North Carolina in this morning's video blog update....

Stay tuned to Weather on the Ones and News 14 Carolina for the latest updates...

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