Severe Weather, High Winds & Near-Record Heat Today

Severe Weather, High Winds & Near-Record Heat Today

(NCN WeatherCenter)-With a high of 85 degrees expected in Goldsboro, may see near-record heat today and the potential for damaging winds and severe weather.

According to Terry Hutchins at the National Weather Service, the record high for Goldsboro was 85 degrees set back in 1918. It’s possible we could match or beat that record by Monday afternoon when temperatures climb into the mid 80s.

This will be the warmest day we’ll see for awhile, Gardner said.

At 10 a.m., a wind advisory goes into effect for counties from the Triangle northward, including Wake, Chatham, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Nash, Orange, Vance, Warren and Wilson. The advisory expires at 7 p.m., so wind gusts up to 40 mph will be possible throughout the entire day. While Wayne County is not in the Advisory area, winds will still be gusting up to 36 mph.

Monday will be a dry day, but clouds will build through the afternoon.

There is a Level 1 risk for severe storms Monday night, mainly after 8 p.m. and north and west of the Triangle, according to Gardner. Downeast the risk for bad storms is relatively low but still possible..

Damaging wind gusts and heavy rain will be the biggest risks. Isolated power outages are possible, especially northwest of the Triangle. The storms should begin to clear after midnight.

Tuesday will be a dry, cooler day, with a high in the low to mid 60s. Rain will arrive overnight and fall for most of Wednesday, Gardner said, calling it an “all-day rain.”

Wednesday will be cooler, with highs in the 50s and an 80% chance for rain most of the day.

Showers will also be possible Thursday, Friday and Saturday. According to Gardner, over 2 inches of rain could fall over the next seven days, but it will be spread out.

Right now, the weekend looks mild, with highs in the mid to upper 50s. Saturday will be wet, but rain is not expected on Sunday.