EF-1 tornado confirmed in southern Alamance County

EF-1 tornado confirmed in southern Alamance County

ELI WHITNEY, N.C. (WTVD) — Monday’s severe weather that moved through central North Carolina produced a tornado in Alamance County, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. The EF-1 tornado touched down at 4:46 p.m. near the Eli Whitney community in the southern part of the county. The twister had peak winds of 110 mph and a path length of 1.25 miles, the NWS said, with a max width of 200 yards. WATCH: First Alert Doppler…

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Severe weather impact lingers as cooler temperatures set to arrive

Severe weather impact lingers as cooler temperatures set to arrive

By WRAL Weather Team Severe weather Monday A tornado warning was issued Monday for Orange, Chatham and Alamance counties until 5:15 p.m. as severe weather swept its way across central North Carolina. The Triangle experienced a level 2 risk for a portion of the afternoon and evening Monday. The level 2 threat was in effect for Raleigh, Fayetteville, much of the Sandhills region as well as east of Interstate 95. A severe thunderstorm warning was…

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Severe weather begins to move on, but patches of rain persist in central NC

Severe weather begins to move on, but patches of rain persist in central NC

By WRAL Weather Team A tornado warning was issued Monday for Orange, Chatham and Alamance counties until 5:15 p.m. as severe weather swept its way across central North Carolina. The Triangle experienced a level 2 risk for a portion of the afternoon and evening Monday. The level 2 threat was in effect for Raleigh, Fayetteville, much of the Sandhills region as well as east of Interstate 95. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued until 6…

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Severe weather moves on, but patches of rain persist in central NC

Severe weather moves on, but patches of rain persist in central NC

By WRAL Weather Team A tornado warning was issued Monday for Orange, Chatham and Alamance counties until 5:15 p.m. as severe weather swept its way across central North Carolina. The Triangle experienced a level 2 risk for a portion of the afternoon and evening Monday. The level 2 threat was in effect for Raleigh, Fayetteville, much of the Sandhills region as well as east of Interstate 95. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued until 6…

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Ahead of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, here's how to stay prepared and weather aware

Ahead of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, here's how to stay prepared and weather aware

We’re less than a month away from the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, so use this week to prepare. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — We’re less than a month away from the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and after a record-breaking 2020 hurricane season, you want to make sure you and your family are prepared this year as we kick off National Hurricane Preparedness Week. RELATED: Above-average hurricane season expected First, start thinking about…

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National Hurricane Preparedness Week kicks off

National Hurricane Preparedness Week kicks off

We’re less than a month away from the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, so use this week to prepare. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — We’re less than a month away from the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and after a record-breaking 2020 hurricane season, you want to make sure you and your family are prepared this year as we kick off National Hurricane Preparedness Week. RELATED: Above-average hurricane season expected First, start thinking about…

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Tornado warning issued for Orange County, severe thunderstorm watch issued for Triangle

Tornado warning issued for Orange County, severe thunderstorm watch issued for Triangle

By WRAL Weather Team A tornado warning has been issued for Orange, Chatham and Alamance Counties until 5:15 p.m. The threat for severe weather in the WRAL viewing area grew overnight, and part of the Triangle is now in the level 2 risk area. The level 2 threat is in effect for Raleigh, Fayetteville, much of the Sandhills region as well as east of Interstate 95. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued until 10…

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Above-average hurricane season expected

Above-average hurricane season expected

Forecasters with Colorado State expect above-normal activity in the Atlantic this season. COLUMBIA, S.C. — It seems like the historic 2020 hurricane season just ended, but we are only a few weeks from the official beginning of the 2021 season. Last year’s Atlantic hurricane season produced 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes and six hurricanes that reached Category 3 status or stronger. Last month, Colorado State University hurricane experts predicted a less busy, but an above-average…

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Central, eastern NC now under level 2 threat for severe weather

Central, eastern NC now under level 2 threat for severe weather

By WRAL Weather Team After a weekend of celebrations and nice weather, a chance for showers and storms returns Monday. The threat for severe weather in the WRAL viewing area grew overnight, and part of the Triangle is now in the level 2 risk area. The level 2 threat is also in effect for Fayetteville and much of the Sandhills region. “Some showers may be possible for the morning commute,” WRAL meteorologist Zach Maloch said,…

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Mother's Day sunshine gives way to potential severe weather Monday

Mother's Day sunshine gives way to potential severe weather Monday

By Peta Sheerwood, WRAL meteorologist Mother Earth gave us a Mother’s Day gift Sunday with sunshine and warm temperatures reaching the 80s – and a pleasant breeze to go with it. “It’s going to be a lovely day for all the moms,” said WRAL meteorologist Peta Sheerwood. But after a weekend of celebrations and nice weather, a chance for showers and storms returns Monday. “Some showers may be possible for the morning commute,” WRAL meteorologist…

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One game left of the regular season, Hurricanes with a lot to celebrate

One game left of the regular season, Hurricanes with a lot to celebrate

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — With still one game left of the regular season, the Carolina Hurricanes have a lot to celebrate after clinching the division for the first time since the ’05-’06 season — the same season they won the Stanley Cup. “It’s a great accomplishment because it showed that all the work that’s gone in from everyone in this organization has paid off to this point,” said Rod Brind’Amour, head coach of the Hurricanes….

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Bay Education Center to reopen nearly four years after damage from Hurricane Harvey

Bay Education Center to reopen nearly four years after damage from Hurricane Harvey

ROCKPORT — The staff at the Bay Education Center has spent almost four years counting the days. On May 8, they will finally be able to stop counting.  After nearly four years of repairs, the center is reopening its doors to the public with new exhibits Saturday for the first time since Hurricane Harvey. “It feels great,” said Sally Palmer, the communications coordinator for the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. “It just feels nice to have this completed and be back…

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Damaging winds, hail possible throughout day on Friday

Damaging winds, hail possible throughout day on Friday

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Most of the WRAL viewing area is under a Level 1 risk for severe weather on Friday. Around 4:30 a.m., a slow-moving band of showers and storms were approaching the western part of our area. Heavy rain and lightning are possible. “We could certainly see some wind damage and possibly some hail with these systems” said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. “It’s likely to be pretty loud. There’s…

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Parts of central NC at risk for damaging winds, hail during Friday's Level 1 risk for severe weather

Parts of central NC at risk for damaging winds, hail during Friday's Level 1 risk for severe weather

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Parts of the WRAL viewing area is under a Level 1 risk for severe weather on Friday. “It’s quite possible we could see strong, to maybe severe storms,” said WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze. From Raleigh down east to the coast is under the Level 1 risk for Thursday, with the biggest threats being damaging wind gusts and large hail. “We’re talking quarter-size, maybe half-dollar size hail if…

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Ocean Ridge Plantation continues recovery three months after deadly tornado

Ocean Ridge Plantation continues recovery three months after deadly tornado

(Photo: WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) —Nearly three months after a deadly tornado tore through Brunswick County, repairs continue. As Ocean Ridge Plantation residents rebuild their homes from February’s tornado, the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross says recovery efforts have entered the next phase.  Executive Director, James Jarvis, says its Disaster Mental Health Volunteers met with 97 people hours after the storm, to help them get back on their feet. Jarvis also…

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Border Wall Construction Left These South Texas Levees Damaged Ahead Of Hurricane Season

Border Wall Construction Left These South Texas Levees Damaged Ahead Of Hurricane Season

The Biden administration has stopped construction on the border wall between the United States and Mexico. But portions that have already been built have damaged levees along the border in South Texas, and those levees are crucial to preventing catastrophic flooding. Now that hurricane season is only weeks away, the way the condition of the levees is worrying residents in  Hidalgo County. Dave Hendricks is a reporter for the Progress Times in the Rio Grande…

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National Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado hit York, SC farm

National Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado hit York, SC farm

Preliminary investigation shows an EF-1 tornado with 110 mph winds hit a turkey farm in South Carolina Monday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down at a farm in western York County, South Carolina, Monday, with approximate wind speeds of 110 mph. According to the preliminary damage survey, NWS field crews estimate the tornado traveled 0.35 miles, causing major damage at the Biggars Turkey Farm.  The tornado warning Monday…

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More severe weather for NC: Another wave arrives Wednesday

More severe weather for NC: Another wave arrives Wednesday

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Tuesday brought severe weather to much of central North Carolina, leaving behind plenty of destruction in its wake. Prepare yourself, because more arrives Wednesday. A Level 1 risk for severe weather remains in effect for much of the WRAL viewing area Wednesday. Although, according to WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze, things shouldn’t get as rough as they did on Tuesday. “The rain that we will see [Wednesday] will not mirror the…

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Tuesday's severe weather leaves destruction in its wake

Tuesday's severe weather leaves destruction in its wake

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — Tuesday saw a widespread severe weather event sweep across central North Carolina. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued earlier in the day for Orange and Durham Counties for about an hour. It ended at 4:30 p.m. Severe thunderstorm watches were issued for many of our more southern counties, including Sampson, Moore, Lee and Harnett until 9 p.m. A little after 6 p.m., the National Weather Service upgraded…

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Farm devastated by tornado on Monday

Farm devastated by tornado on Monday

The damage was very localized. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The tornado warning Monday popped up quickly around 12:40 pm which did not give the residents of western York county much time to seek shelter. The radar looked ominous and at one point I noticed what looked like debris being lofted on the radar. This is one of the features of dual-pol doppler radar that you can see objects actually being lifted by the radar when you…

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Tornado hits the Biggars farm in York county killing 4,000 turkeys on Monday.

Tornado hits the Biggars farm in York county killing 4,000 turkeys on Monday.

The damage was very localized. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The tornado warning Monday popped up quickly around 12:40 pm which did not give the residents of western York county much time to seek shelter. The radar looked ominous and at one point I noticed what looked like debris being lofted on the radar. This is one of the features of dual-pol doppler radar that you can see objects actually being lifted by the radar when you…

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Level 1 threat: Severe weather vacates Triangle, but more on the way Wednesday

Level 1 threat: Severe weather vacates Triangle, but more on the way Wednesday

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — The National Weather Service upgraded the risk for severe weather Tuesday. Counties along the North Carolina/Virginia border have a greater risk for damaging wind gusts, hail and heavy rain through early evening. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued earlier in the day for Orange and Durham Counties for about an hour. It ended at 4:30 p.m. Severe thunderstorm watches were issued for many of our more southern…

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Level 1 threat: Severe weather vacates Triangle, but southeastern counties still under advisory

Level 1 threat: Severe weather vacates Triangle, but southeastern counties still under advisory

By WRAL Severe Weather Center Raleigh, N.C. — The National Weather Service upgraded the risk for severe weather Tuesday. Counties along the North Carolina/Virginia border have a greater risk for damaging wind gusts, hail and heavy rain through early evening. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued earlier in the day for Orange and Durham Counties for about an hour. It ended at 4:30 p.m. Severe thunderstorm watches were issued for many of our more southern…

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Texas storms bring tornadoes, injuring 8, flipping trucks

Texas storms bring tornadoes, injuring 8, flipping trucks

May 4, 2021Updated: May 4, 2021 2:52 p.m. 1of5 Powerful winds from a likely tornado flipped several tractor-trailers on a Texas interstate, sending several people to the hospital, authorities said. Video from the scene Monday night showed at least three large trucks toppled on Interstate 35E near Waxahachie, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Dallas. screenshots from Dallas TV station WFAAShow MoreShow Less 2of5 Powerful winds from a likely tornado flipped several tractor-trailers on a…

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Heavy flooding in Afghanistan kills at least 37 people

Heavy flooding in Afghanistan kills at least 37 people

KABUL, Afghanistan — Heavy rains brought severe flooding to nine provinces around Afghanistan in recent days, killing at least 37 people, some of them children, officials said Tuesday. Heavy flooding compounded by mudslides often threatens remote areas of Afghanistan, where infrastructure is poor, especially during the spring and summer months. Powerful flood waters in western Herat province that began Sunday killed 24 people around the province, said provincial governor’s spokesman Jailani Farhad. Gov. Abdul Tahir…

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Panovich: Severe weather likely Tuesday across Charlotte area

Panovich: Severe weather likely Tuesday across Charlotte area

A line of strong thunderstorms will bring the threat of damaging winds, hail, heavy rain and isolated tornadoes to the Charlotte region Tuesday afternoon. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte area will again be at risk for severe weather as a line of thunderstorms will move into the Carolinas Tuesday afternoon.  First Warn chief meteorologist Brad Panovich says Tuesday’s storm setup is much more straightforward than Monday’s clusters, with a clear line forming ahead of a…

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La Niña Brings Wildfires

La Niña Brings Wildfires

Texas fires are growing in volume, severity, and sheer number. A helicopter drops water on a forest fire near Jefferson in East Texas in September 2011. Associated press/ The Texarkana Gazette From the May/June 2021 issue. Brad Smith is looking at Texas’ wildfire forecast, and what he sees is not encouraging. Smith, the head of a Texas A&M Forest Service division that predicts fires, has one of the best handles on when and where one…

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Possible tornado damages homes, flips big rigs in North Texas overnight

Multiple first responders were called to a massive car wreck involving multiple 18-wheelers on Interstate 35 on Johnson Road near Waxahachie Monday night. DALLAS — Updated at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday with the latest on the I-35 crash. The North Texas region again experienced several weather watches and warnings as severe weather and hail rolled through the area, just five days after previous storms did the same. Multiple first responders were called to a massive car…

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N. Texas severe weather: Possible tornado damages homes, flips big rigs | Live video of the damage

Multiple first responders were called to a massive car wreck involving multiple 18-wheelers on Interstate 35 on Johnson Road near Waxahachie Monday night. DALLAS — Updated at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday with the latest on the I-35 crash. The North Texas region again experienced several weather watches and warnings as severe weather and hail rolled through the area, just five days after previous storms did the same. Multiple first responders were called to a massive car…

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N. Texas severe weather: Wind blows over 18-wheelers, tennis ball-size hail reported

N. Texas severe weather: Wind blows over 18-wheelers, tennis ball-size hail reported

Multiple first responders were called to a massive car wreck involving multiple 18-wheelers on Interstate 35 on Johnson Road near Waxahachie Monday night. DALLAS — This story will be updated as more information becomes available. The North Texas region again experienced several weather watches and warnings as severe weather and hail rolled through the area, just five days after previous storms did the same. Multiple first responders were called to a massive car wreck involving…

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Risk for severe weather on Monday decreasing in central NC

Risk for severe weather on Monday decreasing in central NC

Raleigh, N.C. — The threat for severe weather on Monday is decreasing, but another round of storms will make its way into the area on Tuesday. Monday’s storms prompted a brief tornado warning in Moore County. A tornado warning means severe weather is imminent or occurring while a tornado watch means conditions are favorable for severe weather. WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell said the thunderstorms moving into the area on Monday had a history of producing…

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San Antonio area could see another night of severe weather

San Antonio area could see another night of severe weather

Candice Avila-Garcia, mySA.com / San Antonio Express-News May 3, 2021Updated: May 3, 2021 3:38 p.m. 1of5 San Antonio could see another round of storms Monday afternoon into the evening hours, forecasters say.  National Weather ServiceShow MoreShow Less 2of5 Sunny skies for most of the day on Monday. Storms could develop by the evening.  National Weather ServiceShow MoreShow Less 3of5 4of5 Sunshine returns for the rest of the week. National Weather ServiceShow MoreShow Less 5of5 May is the…

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Here's a look at the storm damage across metro Atlanta

Here's a look at the storm damage across metro Atlanta

There is a Tornado Watch for metro Atlanta until 4 p.m. Monday. ATLANTA — A strong line of storms Monday morning brought tornado warnings and storm damage to the metro Atlanta area. There is a Tornado Watch for metro Atlanta until 4 p.m.  Several trees came down across neighborhoods in the Southwest Atlanta area.  Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tweeted photos of the damage in her neighborhood.  Trees down throughout my neighborhood in SW Atlanta. Please be…

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Tornado warning expires for Moore County, but central NC remains under Level 2 risk for severe weather

Tornado warning expires for Moore County, but central NC remains under Level 2 risk for severe weather

Raleigh, N.C. — Central North Carolina is under a Level 2 risk for severe weather on Monday afternoon and evening, which has already prompted at least one tornado warning in the WRAL viewing area. Moore County was under a tornado warning until 3:15 p.m, which the National Weather Service has let expire. A tornado warning means severe weather is imminent or occurring while a tornado watch means conditions are favorable for severe weather. WRAL meteorologist…

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NC Weather: Severe weather risk increased to level 2 for central North Carolina

NC Weather: Severe weather risk increased to level 2 for central North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — This week starts with a chance for severe weather across central North Carolina. TORNADO WATCH: Scotland County To get the latest weather alerts sent straight to your phone, download the ABC11 app The National Weather Service has all of the region in a level two threat for severe storms. Monday morning, only the southernmost part of the region was under a level two risk, but the NWS has now extended that…

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NC Weather: Severe weather risk increased to level 2 for central North Carolina

NC Weather: Severe weather risk increased to level 2 for central North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — This week starts with a chance for severe weather across central North Carolina. TORNADO WARNING: Moore County TORNADO WATCH: Scotland County To get the latest weather alerts sent straight to your phone, download the ABC11 app The National Weather Service has all of the region in a level two threat for severe storms. Monday morning, only the southernmost part of the region was under a level two risk, but the NWS…

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Tornado warning issued for Moore County as storm risk across central NC increased to Level 2

Tornado warning issued for Moore County as storm risk across central NC increased to Level 2

Raleigh, N.C. — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Moore County until 3:15 p.m, while all of central North Carolina is under a Level 2 risk for severe weather on Monday afternoon and evening. The region had been under a Level 1 risk, but the system that has wreaked havoc across the South was speeding toward North Carolina. There were dozens of tornado reports across Mississippi on Sunday, and storms caused…

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Tornado watch issued ahead of more possible storms

Tornado watch issued ahead of more possible storms

A tornado watch means severe weather remains possible in Charlotte, and locations to the south and east, in the hours ahead. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There were no immediate reports of storm damage following two tornado warnings early Monday afternoon in Mecklenburg, Gaston, and York counties. As of 1:45 p.m., there were no active warnings in Charlotte or surrounding counties in North Carolina and South Carolina. However, a tornado watch, which means the threat of severe…

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No immediate reports of damage after tornado warnings

No immediate reports of damage after tornado warnings

A tornado watch remains in effect for the coming hours in Charlotte and the Carolinas. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There were no immediate reports of storm damage following two tornado warnings early Monday afternoon in Mecklenburg, Gaston, and York counties. As of 1:45 p.m., there were no active warnings in Charlotte or surrounding counties in North Carolina and South Carolina. However, a tornado warning, which means the threat of severe weather continues over the coming hours,…

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Level 2/5 Risk of Severe Weather Tonight

Level 2/5 Risk of Severe Weather Tonight

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Stay weather away through the evening as storms roll through central NC. Some of those storms could turn severe. The main threat would be a damaging wind gust however large hail and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Stay weather aware tonight. Scotland county is under a Tornado Watch until 7pm. In addition, the @ABC11_WTVD viewing area is under a level 2/5 risk of severe weather. The main threat tonight…

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Tornado Warning in Gaston, York counties

Tornado Warning in Gaston, York counties

The Charlotte area will be at risk for heavy rain, lightning, hail and isolated tornadoes. Brad Panovich says the threat will last through Wednesday. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A cluster of thunderstorms will bring the threat of severe weather to the Charlotte, North Carolina, region and the Carolinas multiple days this week.  WCNC Charlotte Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich said the biggest threat from these storms will be damaging, straight-line winds but he could not rule out…

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NC Weather: Severe weather risk increased to level 2 for central North Carolina

NC Weather: Severe weather risk increased to level 2 for central North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — This week starts with a chance for severe weather across central North Carolina. To get the latest weather alerts sent straight to your phone, download the ABC11 app The National Weather Service has all of the region in a level two threat for severe storms. This morning, only the southernmost part of the region was under a level two risk, but the NWS has now extended that risk throughout the region….

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Damaging winds and hail possible for Monday's severe weather risk

Damaging winds and hail possible for Monday's severe weather risk

Raleigh, N.C. — It’s been a dry spring so far, but we could finally see some rain this week, starting on Monday. “This is going to kick off a much more unsettled weather pattern,” said WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner. “We’re going to have a better chance for rain.” The best chance for rain on Monday will be midday through the afternoon. Some of Monday’s storms could become strong to severe with the biggest potential being…

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