FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Tornado Watch cancelled for ENC
The arrival of a strong front Friday will prompt strong to severe thunderstorms over Eastern NC
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - UPDATE: The tornado watch issued earlier Friday has been let go for ENC. Storms continue to roll through the area but the tornado threat has diminished.
A strong cold front will move through the East tonight, bringing strong to severe storms to the East starting this afternoon. A few prefrontal morning showers and downpours will try to stabilize the atmosphere ahead of the strongest storms, however the strength of the front will still bring enough lift to support severe thunderstorm development. Multiple rounds of heavy rain is expected through the day.
Downpours will be seen by all, but the main severe threats that affect Eastern NC will be straight line wind gusts and quarter sized hail. Wind gusts in and around the storms could reach 70 mph. There will be a risk of tornadoes with this front, but most projections put the tornado threat farther north. That is not to say it won’t be possible here, so it’s always a good idea to have multiple ways to receive warnings. The severe weather threat will diminish after the main line of storms rolls through, which is likely to clear the coast around midnight to 5 a.m. Saturday.
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