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Over the last two days, our viewing area has been under a Marginal, or Category 1 of 5, risk for severe storms. Today, it’s increased to a Category 2 (Slight) risk,
The @NWSSPC has expanded the category 2 of 5 (Slight) risk to include most of our viewing area. This means an increased risk for damaging winds and hail. Timing = 2-9pm. #ncwx pic.twitter.com/kZDellpTkL
— 𝘿𝙤𝙣 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙬𝙚𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙠𝙚𝙧 (@BigweatherABC11) April 8, 2020
First the timing…according to the NWS in Raleigh, those storms could fire anytime between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Here’s what one of the models we use at ABC11 is showing.
This model is called the HRRR (High Resolution-Rapid Refresh) and it updates several times a day, based on new data being ingested into the model. But as of 10 a.m. this morning, this is what it looked like with the possible timing between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. tonight. It certainly could change throughout the day.
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You just want to make sure you are weather-aware anytime this afternoon and evening.
Though we are in the slight risk area, there is actually a higher risk to our North and West through the Ohio Valley. As a matter of fact, over 80 million Americans are under a severe threat today.
Chief Meteorologist Chris Hohmann and Meteorologist Brittany Bell will be watching all afternoon and will First Alert you to any warnings that are issued. By the way, there is a Category 1 (Marginal) risk for Thursday as well. Stay tuned…
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