Dangerous Thunderstorm Expected Today

Rounds of severe thunderstorms are expected to cross the Carolinas today as the latest storm tracks have been across the two states. Last night there was a borderline derecho (large scale wind storm thunderstorm complex) that crossed into the Carolinas and made it all the way down to the SC coast. Today, this could happen again however it could be worse with the humidity and daytime heating. Winds could gust 70 – 80mph anywhere in the yellow and orange today, so remain weather aware. The main threats are damaging winds and hail, as well as power outages from trees falling on power lines. Don’t get caught off guard outdoors today! Charlotte and south into SC carries the highest risk for today. Severe thunderstorm watch is likely.

See the legend below for what to expect today:

AREA A – Highest risk for severe storms including wind gusts to 80 mph or greater and large hail, widespread power outages.

AREA B- Winds still could gust over 60 mph with hail in spots. Power outages sporadic.

AREA C- Marginal risk of severe, not everyone gets hit but some may.

AREA D- Ordinary showers and storms with no severe expected.

AREA E- Hot, sticky normal summer day.

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!