Severe Storm Threats and Impacts

Line of storms moving across the southeast will bring the greatest threat for severe weather to our area later today. Over the next few hours, storms ahead of this mainline will impact the region. Unlike what we saw yesterday in Alabama and Mississippi, the air mass in place will limit severe threat early this morning. However, heavy rain could lead to localized flooding. A warm front will lift through the area this afternoon. If any storms were to become severe they will be a part of the mainline. Most of the area will deal with mainly a damaging wind and heavy rain threat. However, areas east of 77 and generally south and east of Charlotte will likely see the strongest of storms and have a higher likelihood of severe storms that could produce tornadoes. The threat of severe weather will end by 6-7 pm this evening.
Timing
10am – 1pm – Mountains (Heavy rain event)
12pm – 3pm – East of I-77 (A few strong storms)
2PM – 5PM Along and east of I-77 -Charlotte (A few severe storms, isolated tornado threat)
4PM – 7PM South and east of Charlotte (Greatest severe threat)
After we get through the storms today. Much cooler conditions for the weekend. Highs will only reach the 50s with overnight lows falling near freezing Saturday morning. But, we will remain dry. Warming up next week.