GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Our next severe threat arrives much later than it did on Tuesday. A warm front will push through just after sunset, bringing a round of heavy rain and a few rumbles of thunder. Typically, warm fronts don’t bring a very high threat of severe weather, and this one doesn’t look any different. But it will bring warmer, moisture laden air for a cold front to tap into overnight. Storms move from west to east again. Instead of a squall line, or a long line of storms, we’ll see more scattered supercells similar to the storms that were out ahead of the main line Tuesday.
While not everyone may catch a storm, those that do will see heavy rain and the potential for damaging winds and a tornado. The severe risk will run from after 7 p.m. this evening through around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated with any changes in the forecast and timing of Friday night’s weather.
As we have the threat of severe weather Friday night, the Storm Prediction Center has placed ENC under a marginal risk of severe weather.
Windy conditions will continue overnight into Saturday. Wind gusts near or above 40 mph are expected. While power outages can’t be ruled out with these kinds of gusts, it won’t be to the magnitude we saw on Tuesday. The strongest wind gusts with this system may not arrive until Saturday as a colder airmass moves in, but we will see a return to sunny skies.
Stay with WITN’s First Alert Weather team as the team of weather experts continue to keep you all informed as the storms continue to develop this week.