Isolated tornado possible in central North Carolina as thunderstorms push in late Monday

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RALEIGH (WTVD) — ABC11 is in First Alert Mode as all of central North Carolina is under a severe weather risk Monday as rain, high winds, thunderstorms, and an isolated tornado are possible later in the day.

ABC11 meteorologist Steve Stewart said the storms won’t be an issue until the later afternoon/evening.

He said the chance of a thunderstorm is possible in the afternoon but will most likely occur in the evening.

The evening commute for most residents should be clear, as his prediction estimates a band of showers and heavier thunderstorms won’t push into the Triangle until 8 p.m.

He said the biggest threats with the storm are heavy winds, hail, and the chance for an isolated tornado.

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Stewart said the chance for a tornado is low; however, it cannot be completely ruled out.

The storm will carry on into the night, with most residents waking up to showers Tuesday morning.

Temperatures will remain in the 70s all week; rain showers chances remain high throughout the week.

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