Eastern Carolina Gets A Break From Severe Weather

By: Bob Trihy
By: Bob Trihy

After an extremely active severe weather week, we'll see a much needed break in the action as we head into a new week.

May is typically the most active month for severe weather across eastern Carolina, and this past week proved it. Tuesday especially was the most active day we've seen in some time with numerous tornadoes, hail, and damaging wind reports. Another round of severe weather plagued the region on Thursday with severe storm and tornado warnings. Saturday evening was the last of it with some power lines down in Wilson and into the Nashville area in Nash county.

We do get a breather this week, as we will see a rainy and chilly Monday,  followed by a drier and milder pattern for Tuesday and Wednesday as high pressure builds into the area. This high will slip away on Thursday with increasing showers and thunderstorms late Thursday and continuing into next weekend. As of now it doesn't appear we'll see severe weather at the end of the week. Then again it is May, so we still have a way to go before we're out of the woods.

By the way, June is just around the corner, with the 1st beginning the hurricane season. At least we have a chance to watch these storms for 8-14 days, while with severe weather, we get very little lead time. Looking forward to June, not so much for the hurricane season, but lesser chances for severe weather.

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