Severe Weather Expected Across ENC Saturday

Written by on June 27, 2015 in Severe Weather

We will have to deal with another round of severe weather as an upper-level trough approaches the region from the west. Strong southwesterly flow ahead of the accompanying will usher in enough moisture combined with increasing instability during the early afternoon hours will lead to widespread thunderstorms over ENC. The Storm Prediction Center has put ENC under slight chance of severe weather during the remainder of the day. Areas across central NC are categorized as an enhanced probability of severe weather.

SPC's Day 1 severe forecast.

SPC’s Day 1 severe forecast.

Some thunderstorms are already working there way into ENC from South Carolina. Over the next couple of hours, more storms will begin to pop up across the area and will have the potential to become severe. Strong upper-level winds do support strong, damaging winds with these storms with only a slight chance of hail or isolated tornado.

HRRR model forecast for this evening.

HRRR model forecast for this evening.

A cold front will approach the area late tonight which will provide an area of lift ahead of it but how strong these storms will be is highly dependent on the instability left from earlier storms. If the line were to hold together, expect to see strong, damaging straight line winds.

Keep informed with NOAA Weather Radio or other local media for any severe watches/warning for the area.

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