Be weather aware: Strong storms possible Monday afternoon
The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded the entire viewing area to a "Marginal" Risk (dark green) for severe storms this afternoon.
A weak disturbance will move through our viewing area through the mid to late afternoon hours. Due to unstable air, cool air a few thousand feet up and supportive upper level winds, storms could be strong this afternoon.
The main threats locally will strong, damaging winds and heavy rain due to the slow movement.
Best timing for storms: 12-6pm. Although some could last in to the evening. Most if not all will gone by sunset.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
While the risk is the lowest of the 5 step category, some storms will contain:
- Strong winds over 40mph
- Heavy rain
- Small hail
- Isolated Flash Flooding
- Dangerous lighting
The storms are expected to be scattered to numerous. This means many will see the rain, however some will miss out. Honestly, no one has a better chance than others.
Storms will likely be slow moving as the head ESE. Due to the slower movement, some storms can easily produce 1-2"+ in a hurry. Watch for excessive runoff and/or flash flooding.
Most of the storms are expected to end by 6pm....that's not to say there will not be one around 4-7pm. My advice, plan to go, just keep an eye on the radar and have a way to get warnings.
You can always download our free app, by going to the app store and search "WTVC WX".