With Spring Like temps and a serious contract in temps and a strong cold front, the ingredients have come together to lift the severe threat to moderate for SE VA, NC, and SC. ( http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk_1300.gif)While there is a risk for high winds, quick hitting tornadoes could also occur in these areas. In general, a very windy day looks to occur with winds along the higher terrain going to 60 mph or higher at times. Elsewhere, winds in the 40s to around 50 mph could occur. This is a day that you will need to pay attention to the weather and not take it for granted. The Weather Channel has even upped their Tornado index to 4 in the SE VA, Eastern NC, the DELMARVA, and Eastern SC areas. Delmarva Peninsula – 4 Southeast VA – 4 Eastern & central NC – 4 Eastern & central SC – Eastern & southern GA -3 Other red areas – 2
Tornado watches already up in GA, and SC… just saw a tornado warning for Russel County, VA. Busy severe day ahead!
See http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/daily-torcon-forecast_2011-07-11for more details!
Temps today will soar into the 70s before the front crashed through this afternoon with severe storms and very gusty winds.
After today, a much cooler weekend is in store with highs in the 40s to low 50s Winds will also be an issue for Saturday.
I will leave next week open as the next 12 to 15 hours will keep me plenty busy!
Stay tuned to news and weather outlets for watches and warnings today!
All for now!