Storms moving in, bringing strong winds and downpours

Storms moving in, bringing strong winds and downpours

Wind and isolated tornadoes are the main threats

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The storms we’ve been tracking for several days are moving through Eastern NC. The line has been fast moving thus far and will likely clear the coast around 2 a.m. Wednesday. The severe weather threat will likely drop around 1 a.m. for most of the region. Winds will remain high and reach their peak between now and midnight. The strongest wind gusts could reach between 40 to 50 mph. Sustained winds will range between 25 to 35 mph, blowing in out of the south. Isolated power outages could occur, but this will not be as impactful of an event as what we experienced Tuesday.

The chance of severe thunderstorms will drop with a shift in the winds. Wind speeds will stay strong through Saturday, but without the threat of storms to accelerate wind gusts, should not result in any threat of power outages.

Damaging wind gusts and isolated tornados possible.

Damaging wind gusts and isolated tornados possible. (maxuser/)

As we have the threat of severe weather tonight, the Storm Prediction Center has placed ENC under a marginal risk of severe weather.

The Storm Prediction Center's severe weather outlook for Eastern NC.

The Storm Prediction Center’s severe weather outlook for Eastern NC. (maxuser/)

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.

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