Severe Outbreak Likely Sunday Night

There are indications that things could get rough on Sunday night across the Carolinas. A dangerous tornadic outbreak across Dixie Alley on Sunday will move east into the night on Sunday, and will spread across Georgia and eventually the upstate of South Carolina. The Piedmont of North Carolina will also start to see an increase in severe weather as night falls. Anywhere east of the mountains has the POTENTIAL to see rotating thunderstorms, which could put down tornadoes. This can be extremely dangerous, since these storms will come at night when some or most people will be asleep.

Outlined below is the most LIKELY areas to see a tornado, however this is only an estimate and does not mean that a tornado WILL happen, or that anyone outside of the purple will NOT see a tornado.

EVERYONE needs to be on alert Sunday night, and have MULTIPLE sources to receive warnings from the NWS. Your life could depend on it. Think of a safe spot in your home or property that you will go to in case a tornado hits your neighborhood. When a warning is issued or you hear a loud freight train noise, head to that safe spot.

After the storm exits, damaging winds gusting to 60 mph behind the front will cause numerous power outages due to down tree limbs and power lines. This is due to colder air ushering in behind a strong cold front.

The next 48 hours could be interesting, nonetheless!


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!