First Warning Forecast: Tracking the threat of severe storms

Posted at 8:04 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 23:47:51-04

Meteorologist April Loveland's First Warning Forecast

High pressure will move offshore overnight and clouds will start to build in ahead of our next system. Temperatures will dip into the upper 40s. Winds will be light out of the south.

Thursday is a First Warning Action Day. A portion of the area is under a level 2 for severe weather, which means scattered severe storms are possible. The biggest threat will be damaging wind gusts and the best chance for strong to severe storms will be in Eastern North Carolina. Soundside flooding will be possible in the OBX. Showers will move in Thursday afternoon with widespread rain and storms Thursday night as a warm front lifts over the area. Expect highs in the mid and upper 60s. Temperatures will stay fairly steady overnight and actually rise a bit by Friday morning. Rain will continue into Friday morning as a cold front cross the area. We should start to dry out by the afternoon. Expect highs in the mid 70s.

The unsettled weather stretch will continue into the weekend and even into next week. It will be cooler on Saturday with highs in the low 60s with a 30 percent chance of showers and storms. Warmer and wetter on Sunday with highs in the low 70s.

Meteorologist April Loveland

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