Severe thunderstorm risk increases late Sunday; tornado watch issued

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Most of Sunday will be warm and cloudy but there is a risk for a strong thunderstorm with damaging wind and flash flooding later in the day.

Several parts of the viewing area are under Tornado Watch until 8 p.m. Click here for a list of counties.

The main risk for Saturday are straight-line winds but a brief spin tornado is possible. The hail threat has decreased.

A new area of low pressure approaches Sunday and this one has more energy and better severe parameters so our risk for severe weather will be increasing for late in the day into the evening hours.

Sunday has a higher risk for isolated tornadoes as it is possible we could see a better chance for storms to begin rotating.

Flood warnings are in effect for certain areas of Johnston, Chatham, Cumberland, Orange and Durham counties.

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On Saturday, Alamance, Durham and Orange counties experienced Flash Flood Warnings.
Some parts of the viewing area saw heavy rain and flooding.

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