A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been posted to our north to alert NC and VA areas about strong to severe thunderstorms moving from the north to the south. This unusual movement raises the possibility of a squall line forming or several complexes of thunderstorms moving our way later this afternoon, especially with how humid our air is outside. Afternoon dewpoint readings are ranging from middle 60s to low 70s (70s are a very high humidity number)!
These cells headed due south will be moving into a very unstable air mass capable of promoting intense storms. Afternoon dewpoint readings are ranging from middle 60s to low 70s (70s are a very high humidity number)!
The primary threats from these storms will be wind damage, small hail and frequent lightning. The rain is what we need most and heavy downpours will be a certainty underneath any storm that develops. I wouldn't be surprised to see a separate Severe Thunderstorm Watch go into effect for our area later today into this evening.
When there are warnings, we will update you later this afternoon through a variety of outlets which include: 1) Foxcarolina.com ...2) our Fox Carolina Weather facebook page https://www.facebook.com/foxcarolinaweather ... 3) our Fox Carolina twitter page https://twitter.com/#!/foxcarolinanews ... and 4) on-air (if needed)