North Carolina Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Forecast for the Weekend

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Severe thunderstorms with the potential to produce destructive winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are forecast for the Piedmont Triad throughout the weekend. CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST FORECASTS OF WWII 12 NEWS Latest Updates: 7:00 p.m. Sunday: A severe storm threat will remain in the Triad until the early evening around 8:00 p.m. Storms could intensify as they move east. A weather impact day remains in the mountains overnight, but there will be windy conditions across the Piedmont Triad. Residents should expect to wake up to very cold temperatures tomorrow morning._18:15 Sunday: A cold front is moving over the mountains, said Lanie Pope, chief meteorologist. Winds will pick up behind with a mountain wind advisory until 4 a.m. for gusts up to 50 mph. Storms are occurring mostly over eastern North Carolina, but there is a small window early this evening for storms to develop ahead of the front on the Piedmont Triad by 8:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Sunday: the Severe storm threat has diminished in the western counties of the Piedmont triad. A strong cold front is heading towards the mountains. Strong to severe thunderstorms are more likely to develop between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Destructive winds and hail are the biggest threats, but isolated tornadoes are also possible. 10:15 a.m. Sunday: Severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon in the Triad. A line of thunderstorms with destructive winds could occur from mid-morning to early afternoon, and the possibility of isolated tornadoes has not been ruled out by the National Weather Service. Hail can also fall._ 4:35 p.m. Saturday: Tornado warning was dropped for Montgomery County ._ 4:25 p.m. Saturday: A tornado warning was issued for Montgomery County until 5 p.m. sending hail photos of entire Piedmont Triad ASSOCIATED LINK: Gallery: Severe weekend storms in North Carolina produce big hail_3:30 p.m. Saturday: Hundreds of people in Piedmont Triad are without power following first round of severe storms ASSOCIATED LINK: Piedmont Triad storms leave hundreds without power More weather coverage: shutdowns and delays | Latest weather forecast | Post photos to uLocal North Carolina Facebook group | Traffic information | Report closures and delays | SkyCams | Download the WXII12 News mobile app An increased risk of severe storms and isolated tornadoes is Sunday. The Piedmont triad presents a marginal risk of severe storms. The current timing of these storms could be early evening, but WXII 12 News meteorologist Jaclyn Shearer said it was very early to tell and that could change quickly. The National Weather Service has issued a dangerous weather forecast for the region, saying people should be aware of concerns about severe weather, the main threats being damaging gusts of wind and large hail. There will also be an isolated tornado threat. Due to extreme weather conditions, the Greensboro FEMA COVID-19 Vaccination Center will end drive-thru vaccinations at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. People with drive-through clinic appointments can get them inside at the same time or reschedule them by calling 888-675-4567.

Severe thunderstorms with the potential to produce destructive winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are forecast for the Piedmont Triad throughout the weekend.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST FORECASTS OF WXII 12 NEWS

Latest updates:

7 p.m. Sunday:

A severe storm threat will remain in the Triad until the early evening around 8 p.m. Storms could intensify as they move east. A weather impact day remains in the mountains overnight, but there will be windy conditions across the Piedmont Triad. Residents should expect to wake up to very cold temperatures tomorrow morning.

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6.15 p.m. Sunday:

A cold front is moving over the mountains, according to chief meteorologist Lanie Pope. Winds will pick up behind with a mountain wind advisory until 4 a.m. for gusts up to 50 mph. Storms are occurring mostly over eastern North Carolina, but there is a small window early this evening for storms to develop ahead of the front on the Piedmont Triad by 8pm.

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2:25 p.m. Sunday:

The threat of a severe storm has diminished in the western counties of the Piedmont Triad. A strong cold front is heading towards the mountains.

Strong to severe storms are more likely to develop between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Destructive winds and hail are the greatest threats, but isolated tornadoes are also possible.

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10:15 am Sunday:

Severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon in the Triad. A line of thunderstorms with destructive winds could occur from mid-morning to early afternoon, and the possibility of isolated tornadoes has not been ruled out by the National Weather Service. Hail can also fall.

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4:35 p.m. Saturday:

The tornado warning has been dropped for Montgomery County.

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4:25 p.m. Saturday:

Tornado warning issued for Montgomery County until 5 p.m.

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3:50 p.m. Saturday:

WXII 12 News viewers send hail footage from the entire Piedmont Triad.

RELATED LINK: Gallery: Severe Weekend Storms in North Carolina Produce Big Hail

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3:30 p.m. Saturday:

Hundreds of people in the Piedmont triad are without electricity following the first round of severe storms.

RELATED LINK: Piedmont Triad Storms Leave Hundreds of People Without Electricity


More weather coverage: Closure and delays | Latest weather forecast | Post photos to uLocal North Carolina Facebook group | Traffic information | Report closures and delays | SkyCams | Download the WXII12 News mobile application

A greater risk of severe storms and isolated tornadoes is Sunday. The Piedmont triad presents a marginal risk of severe storms.

The current timing of these storms could be early evening, but WXII 12 News meteorologist Jaclyn Shearer said it was very early to tell and that could change quickly.

The National Weather Service has issued a dangerous weather forecast for the region, saying people should be aware of concerns about severe weather, the main threats being damaging gusts of wind and large hail. There will also be an isolated tornado threat.

Due to the extreme weather conditions, the Greensboro FEMA COVID-19 Vaccination Center will end drive-thru vaccinations at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. People with drive-through clinic appointments can get them inside at the same time or reschedule them by calling 888-675-4567.


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