Patrick’s First Warning Forecast: Tracking more strong storms

Posted at 3:21 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 15:21:05-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey’s First Warning Forecast

It looks like another stormy night may be on tap for some of us.

We have a cold front draped across our region right now. Waves of energy are moving along that front bringing us showers and thunderstorms from time to time. Some of the storms tonight could be strong to severe. We could see storms producing large hail, damaging winds and flooding downpours. There is even a small chance that we could see an isolated tornado spin up.

The biggest threat will be across eastern North Carolina, but any of us could see a strong storm this evening.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has already been issued for North Carolina counties just to the southwest of our viewing area.

Over the next few days, that front will move away from us but another cold front will move in. That means we will have a chance for scattered showers and storms through the rest of the work week.
Right now, the Mother’s Day weekend is still looking dry. However, some forecast models do bring in some rain for Sunday. We will continue to watch that possibility.

Weather & Health
Pollen: Low (Oak, Birch, Sweet Gum)
UV Index: Moderate
Air Quality: Good
Mosquitoes: Moderate

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)
1997 Severe Thunderstorm Wind Damage: Bertie Co, Hertford Co, Camden Co, Currituck Co

Patrick Rockey
NewsChannel 3 Chief Meteorologist

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