Slight Risk For Severe Thunderstorms Issued For Monday Afternoon. Damaging Winds Possible.

Christopher White - Chief Meteorologist

Good morning. Please see Sineads full weather discussion here for the upcoming week.   This is a severe weather update for Monday Afternoon 6/25/2018.

 

The National Weather Service Storms Predictions Center has issued a “Slight Risk” for severe thunderstorms Monday Afternoon. A Slight Risk is risk level 2 out of 5 on the severe thunderstorm risk scale.  Pieces of energy will move into the area from the West Monday Afternoon. Additionally a back door cold front will be moving into the area turning winds from Southwest to Northeast, as the front moves South and eventually stalls.  It appears possible that enough sheer (changing of winds speed or direction) will be present to grow these slow moving storms into small line segments or clusters.  Ahead of these small segments or clusters damaging winds will be possible. 

Storms will begin to fire after 2pm.  The energy should arrive in the mountains first around 4pm and that is when these storms should begin to become stronger, having the potential to produce wind gusts well over 60mph.  

 

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Yellow shaded area is Slight Risk

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Due to the slow movement of these storms and the potential for clusters of storms to organize there is a Marginal Risk for flash flooding as well. The greatest risk for flash flooding is in Eastern NC it looks like right now which is where the flash flood Slight risk is located. (See below)

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Here is Futurecast Radar:

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We will update through the day so monitor for the lates.