Monday, November 29, 2010

Strong Storms Possible Tuesday Night into Wednesday Morning

Central and eastern North Carolina could be in for a round of stormy weather late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. A warm front will lift through the state Tuesday bringing a much warmer day with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s in the region. We don't expect much in the way of rain during the day Tuesday except for a few spotty light showers. That will change Tuesday night as a cold front moves across the state meeting up with warm, humid air.
Locally heavy rain along with strong storms will be possible just ahead of the front. The biggest threat from any strong storms will be damaging winds, but at this point, isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

The severe weather danger will be higher since this chance for storms will come overnight when many people will be sleeping. Unfortunately, North Carolina does not have a good history with overnight severe weather. The state leads the country in the number of fatalities from nocturnal tornadoes.

There are several examples of overnight tornadoes in November:
While this is just a slight risk for severe weather at this point, it is a good time to make sure you have a working NOAA Weather radio with fresh batteries. Weather radios will sound an alarm alerting you to severe weather warnings in your area.

Stay tuned to News 14 Carolina and for updates.

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