GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – An incoming cold front will help spark thunderstorms across the East starting this afternoon and lasting until the late evening hours. The storms will start to develop over both Virginia and North Carolina over the next several hours. A few storms will extend out ahead of the main frontal boundary. These are the storms that could produce not only severe wind gusts, but quarter sized hail as well. The tornado threat with this system is low, but as the front moves over the East, any colliding air could lead to some isolated spin zones.
The storms will be possible from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., however most of the severe weather potential will be focused between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Communities along the Virginia line will see the storms prior to dinner while the Crystal Coast will experience the rough weather after sunset. A few lingering showers may trail the main line, but these will be weak spots of light rain, and will be drying up before midnight.