Severe Weather Won't Quit

By: WITN Weather
By: WITN Weather

The tropics may be quiet, but storms in Eastern Carolina have kept the weather department busy.

While most eyes are on the tropics, waiting for anything to form, we have our own weather to worry about right here at home. With a strong jet stream in place we've been seeing many rounds of severe weather across the East. And it looks like that trend with continue. In fact, the Storm Prediction Center has all of Eastern Carolina under a slight risk of severe weather on Sunday. The main threat being damaging winds, large hail, torrential rain, and dangerous cloud to ground lightning.

Lately, we have had all the severe weather parameters in place for severe storms. Really good instability, and good shear, with a low level jet stream at 30-40 knots at times. Then you mix in the heat and very humid conditions, and that makes for a good recipe for severe weather. Sunday appears to be the best day for a wide coverage of showers and thunderstorms. Then heading into a new workweek, we'll see a 30-40% chance of the storms, with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Pretty typical for the beginning of August.

 

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