Severe Weather Strikes Eastern North Carolina

By: WITN Weather
By: WITN Weather

Strong thunderstorms turned severe across eastern North Carolina producing 8 tornadoes.

A stationary frontal system across northern North Carolina kept us in a warm and humid air mass on Tuesday.  The day started with a few severe thunderstorms in southeastern North Carolina.  By mid-afternoon strong thunderstorms developed in the coastal plain then moved eastward to Highway 17.  Two tornadoes developed in Duplin County then moved eastward where two more tornadoes formed in eastern Pitt County.  Some damage was reported in Duplin County and Pitt County during the late afternoon.  Overall 8 tornadoes were reported in eastern North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon.  The front responsible for the severe weather is not likely to move much over the next few days and that could lead to the possibility of more strong storms on Wednesday and Thursday.   The front should finally move off the coast by Sunday so we may have some clearing by Mother's Day.

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