Thunderstorms possible Tuesday as stalled system keeps NC soggy

— More rain is in the forecast after a soggy few days, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Severe thunderstorms moved through parts of central North Carolina on Monday

In Sampson County, a school’s roof collapsed as a “water-loaded microburst” moved over.

Exterior damage Union Intermediate Middle School

The Triangle isn’t expecting severe weather on Tuesday, although thunderstorms are possible.

There’s an 80% chance for rain Tuesday morning and a 40% chance of rain in the afternoon.

Tuesday's rain chances

A front that came in Saturday has stalled over North Carolina because it’s parallel to upper-level winds, Maze said.

“Until the next trough comes on by and blows it out or a cold front comes on by Wednesday night, this pattern will be with us,” he said. “It will be warm. It will be wet.”

The National Weather Service has issued a level 1 risk for severe weather from Jackson, Mississippi, to Atlanta, Georgia. Those storms could have strong storms with hail and damaging winds.

The Triangle could have gusts reaching 40 to 50 mph, Maze said.

Wind Speeds, DMA

Tuesday’s high will reach 70 degrees, and Wednesday will stay warm with a high of 64 degrees.

Temperatures will drop Thursday night, though, and overnight lows will fall into the 30s.

Winter is expected to make a comeback Friday, with mostly clear skies and highs at 50 degrees.

7-Day Forecast

Published at Tue, 14 Jan 2020 04:58:22 +0000