Deteoriorating Weather Expected Thursday and Friday

A strong southern-stream low pressure system will move up the coast Thursday and Friday, and will bring with it a mixed bag of threats. Flash flooding, extremely heavy rainfall causing travel delays, and tornadoes are all possible over the next 2 days.

Florida is under the threat for severe storms, so is eastern NC along the coast and the SC coast. Damaging winds and tornadoes cannot be ruled out Thursday. High winds behind the system as it exits are also a concern.

Flooding rains are a big concern, and the graphic below outlines where the expected rainfall amounts are as well as what to expect in the outlined areas.

AREA A – 2 to 3 inches of rain, heavy at times. Areas near the coast could see high winds and severe storms, including tornadoes.

AREA B – 1 to 2 inches of rain, could end as a dusting of snow in the mountains. Higher snow totals are possible in the highest elevations.

AREA C- Generally 1-2 inches of rain expected, with severe storms and high winds as the system pulls away.

AREA D – 0.5 to 1 inch of rain, with severe storms and high winds as the system pulls away.


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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!