Strong cold front, severe storms heading towards NC Saturday morning

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – After starting with temperatures in the 80s, the week ends Saturday with a strong cold front that will bring the risk of severe weather to central North Carolina.

Saturday morning is already a CBS 17 Storm Team Alert Day.

There will be some isolated, non-heavy showers Friday night, but as the cold front approaches early Saturday it will drive heavy rain and thunderstorms into central NC with a risk of severe weather.

All of central North Carolina is already at risk of severe weather.

A minor and mild severe weather risk covers the central NC, which corresponds to 1 and 2 on the 1 to 5 threat scale. Damaging winds and an isolated tornado are possible Saturday morning.

The storms are moving through quickly and the second half of Saturday will be windy, mostly dry with some sunshine as temperatures drop drastically. Wind gusts Saturday afternoon could reach 40 miles per hour.

There is also a slight chance of light rain or even snow flurries north of the triangle on Saturday afternoon as some residual moisture seeps through to the back of the system quickly.

Sunday morning’s lows fall into the mid-to-low 20s, putting freezing temperatures across the area.

Sunday will remain dry and cool before a big warm up next week that will take us into the 70’s mid-week. Strong cold front, severe storms heading towards NC Saturday morning


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