STORMTRACK 3: Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 9pm; high winds and hail possible
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Severe thunderstorms are likely to form across our area this afternoon and evening, and the National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 9pm. This means that severe storms capable of damaging winds, and especially hail are expected to form through the evening.
This will be a similar event to what we saw yesterday. The same stationary boundary is in place, with enough heat and humidity around to add fuel to the fire for these storms.
Anytime a storm forms, it will be capable of torrential rainfall that can cause flash flooding. Also, impressive hail could form and rain down on an area for a time.
Please be vigilant this afternoon and evening, as sometimes these storms can form in a moments notice.
– Meteorologist Tim Buckley
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