Pinpoint Weather: Strong Storms expected today and linger into the evening, rain likely past midnight

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There is a very active weather pattern expected today as there will be a line of storms crossing the Commonwealth. The main threat with these storms is the chance for gusty winds over 60mph along with good sized hail near 1” in diameter. There is the mention of a possible spin up tornado, so we need to be alert today. Today and early into the evening is a good day to be “Weather Aware”.  Download our WFXR News app if you have not yet done so.

The storms are expected to be clear of the eastern Piedmont counties by sunset and there will be a good deal of residual moisture lingering around so misty and mild and muggy air will be in place overnight. These storms are not associated with a cold front so there will not be much of a cool down after the rain.

  The cold front that will cross the region should do so around mid-day Wednesday. There is a chance for some rain to linger into Wednesday morning, but a dry air mass will follow the front. Winds should pick up ahead of and behind the front. Post frontal winds will be from the Northwest generally and that is what should cool us down.

Thursday looks to be the quiet day with a bit of a breeze and temps in the 60s. The cool pattern is slated to remain until Sunday when a bit warmer air arrives. Friday may provide us with a few showers but not much in the way of thunderstorms. A few clouds arrive on Saturday then warmer conditions on Sunday with a passing shower possible. This pattern should continue into the new work week.

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John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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