Chance For Damaging Winds, Rain & Tornadoes Saturday Afternoon

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Chance For Damaging Winds, Rain & Tornadoes Saturday Afternoon

(NCNN WeatherCenter)–Due to the rain that moved through on Saturday morning, the remnants of Laura and severe weather seems to be receding. However, meteorologists warn the Eastern North Carolina may not be out of the woods yet and should keep an eye out in case severe weather fires up again.

Starting at noon, eastern North Carolina is under a Level 2 risk for severe weather and the rest of the state is under a Level 1 risk for severe weather.

We could see heavy rain, 40 to 50 mph wind gusts and isolated tornadoes Saturday afternoon. The severe weather risk is in place because of a cold front that is rolling in, which Hurricane Laura’s remnants are bringing us.

The severe weather risk begins at noon and ends at 5 p.m.

As this system has moved across the country it has produced tornadoes and other severe weather, so it is definitely a concern this afternoon.

From the I-95 corridor and eastward we have the greatest threat of severe weather, NCNN meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said.

By 1 or 2 p.m. we will start to see the storms develop. There’s a 60% chance of rain in the afternoon, so if you made any plans outdoors, you might want to move them to Sunday.

NCNN meteorologist Kat Campbell said to move your weekend plans to Sunday. Tomorrow looks beautiful, with calmer and cooler weather. The heat and humidity will also begin to be much lower on Saturday heading into Sunday.

Sunday is shaping up to be a nice day with dry conditions and the lower humidity.

“Sunday looks great,” Campbell said. “So if you need to plan something outside, Sunday should be a sunny day and less humid, as well. So opt for Sunday for your weekend plans.”

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