Some rain Friday then strong storms possible Saturday
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:58:40 GMT —
A warm front is moving through the area. West of I -95, temperatures are struggling through the 50s. Meanwhile, east of the interstate to the coast, temperatures have warmed into the 70s. Scattered showers will remain possible the rest of the day of tonight.
The main event is Saturday when a strong cold front will sweep through the Carolinas bringing with it a good shot of rain. While there will be scattered showers especially later Saturday morning, widespread rain is expected during the afternoon and early evening hours.
There's even a chance of strong storms. Just 5,000 feet above the ground, the wind will be screaming along at over 60 mph. If the atmosphere can become unstable enough in the afternoon, storms would build into that air and strong, possibly damaging, winds would be transported to the ground. Given how high the wind shear will be, it's not out of the question that an isolated tornado could form. The chance of a tornado is very small, but not zero.
Based on the latest computer models, the severe weather threat would be between 1p.m. and 7p.m. Once the front moves off the coast during the evening, the threat will end and skies will clear.
We're back to sunshine and pleasant temperatures in the low 60s Sunday.
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