While storms pounded parts of Western North Carolina and South Carolina, we dodged a bit of a bullet here in the East.
On the heels of an announcement about an active hurricane season, officials with the National Weather Service expect it to be a pretty active spring when relating to severe weather.
They say the quick shift from a cold winter to a hot spring has increased the threat of thunderstorm and even tornadic activity.
The National Weather Service will hold an open house this weekend in Newport and everyone is invited.
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