Piedmont Triad braces for heavy rain and strong storms Wednesday

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SHAPING UP OVER THE AREA THIS MORNING. WE’VE GOT SOME CHILLY MID TO UPPER TWENTIES OVER THE REGION TODAY. ALL AREA TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW FREEZING AND BELOW 30. IT’S A PRETTY BIG CHANGE FROM YESTERDAY. MOUNTAIN TEMPERATURES ARE 5 TO 10 DEGREES COLDER. TRIAD TEMPERATURES ARE 10 TO 15 DEGREES COLDER ON AVERAGE FROM WHERE WE WERE YESTERDAY. WHEN YOU FACTOR IN A LITTLE BIT OF A BREEZE OVER PARTS OF THE TRIAD, IT HAS DROPPED TEMPERATURES INTO THE LOWER TWENTIES. FIRST THING THIS MORNING, WE’VE GOT A RELATIVELY CLEAR SKY OVER THE AREA. WE’VE GOT WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES AND WINTER STORM WARNINGS. THAT’S THE PINK FOR A STORM THAT’S EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES TODAY. SO YOU CAN KIND OF SEE THE PATH. WINTER WEATHER IS GOING TO TAKE THE WET WEATHER. IT’S GOING TO TAKE A SIMILAR PASS SOUTH OF WHERE THOSE SHADED AREAS ARE. SO ALREADY WE’RE STARTING TO SEE SOME WET WEATHER OVER MISSISSIPPI, LOUISIANA, ARKANSAS. SHOWERY AT FIRST. SOME OF THOSE STORMS COULD BE STRONG TO SEVERE ALONG THE GULF COAST. WELL, TO THE SOUTH OF THERE, THIS STARTS TO INFLUENCE OUR WEATHER BY TOMORROW. TOMORROW’S A WEATHER IMPACT DAY FOR ALL AREAS, JUST FOR HIGH RAIN CHANCES. BUT THERE’S ANOTHER COMPONENT THAT MAY DEVELOP IN THE AFTERNOON ACROSS SOUTHERN AND EASTERN TRIAD LOCATIONS, ESPECIALLY THOSE ALONG AND SOUTH OF 85. I EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO BE JUMPING ALONG AND SOUTH OF A WARM FRONT THAT WILL LIKELY BE IN OUR GENERAL VICINITY LATE THE DAY TOMORROW AS RAIN IS MOVING IN. AND THAT COULD ALLOW SOME STRONG STORMS TO DEVELOP. SOME OF THOSE DRUMS COULD PRODUCE SOME DAMAGING WIND GUSTS. IN THE MEANTIME, TODAY’S A GREAT DAY. IT’S COLD THIS MORNING, BUT MAYBE YOU CAN SHED A LAYER OR TWO BY THIS AFTERNOON AS TEMPERATURES CLIMB INTO THE LOWER FIFTIES. TODAY. GOOD SUNSHINE. SOUTHWEST WINDS AT 5 TO 10 MILES PER HOUR. LOWER FIFTIES ALSO FOR THE FOOTHILLS TODAY WILL BE IN THE UPPER FORTIES AROUND LUNCHTIME AND COOL THIS EVENING. INITIALLY. I THINK OUR LOW FOR TOMORROW MORNING IS GOING TO HAPPEN SOMETIME JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT. AND AS WARMER WINDS PICK UP AHEAD OF THIS STORM SYSTEM, OUR TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM TO MID-FORTIES IN MANY OF OUR MOUNTAIN LOCATION. AND TO KIND OF GIVE YOU A BETTER ILLUSTRATION OF HOW THIS IS GOING TO PLAY OUT FOR TOMORROW. WELL, WE’LL SHOW YOU THE HOUR BY HOUR FORECAST. YOU COULD SEE GOOD SUN THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EARLY PART OF THE EVENING. THEN THE CLOUDS ARRIVE AROUND THIS TIME TOMORROW, WE’LL HAVE SOME WET WEATHER MOVING IN. IT MAY START OUT AS A TOUCH WINTRY NORTH AND WEST WHERE TEMPERATURES WILL BE PRETTY CLOSE TO FREEZING. SOME RAIN MIXING WITH FREEZING RAIN, COLD THIRTIES AND FORTIES FOR MOST OF THE DAY. FOR MOST AREAS. BUT WATCH WHAT HAPPENS. ASHEBORO. BURLINGTON TEMPERATURES, THEY START TO WARM IN THE AFTERNOON AS THAT WARM FRONT STARTS TO SLIDE BY AND THAT COULD TRIGGER A LINE OF STORMS DEVELOPING THAT WILL BE DEVELOPING AS IT MOVES THROUGH OUR AIRSPACE. BUT SOME OF THOSE STORMS COULD PRODUCE SOME SOME STRONG WIND GUSTS. THE TIMING IS ESSENTIAL WITH A WARM FRONT IS ALSO GOING TO BE ESSENTIAL. EASTERN PART OF THE STATE WILL PROBABLY CATCH THE BRUNT OF IT, BUT EASTERN AREAS ARE GOING TO BE ON THE FRINGE OF THAT FOR TOMORROW. RAIN LIKELY. WE’VE GOT A 90% CHANCE FOR WET WEATHER FOR MOST OF THE DAY TOMORROW. IT’S GONE B

Piedmont Triad braces for big rain and the chance for severe thunderstorms

Plan for impactful North Carolina rain on Wednesday

The WXII First Warning Weather Team is tracking substantial rain for North Carolina on Wednesday, including the threat for severe storms.WEATHER SETUPA major winter storm is taking shape in Southern Plains that will bring a variety of weather hazards across the country this week. Winter Weather Alerts extend from New Mexico to New York this week, where 4-8″ snow is possible. In the south, severe thunderstorms will impact much of the Gulf Coast Tuesday, that includes the risk for significant tornadoes. SPC OUTLOOK: TUESDAYAccording to the Storm Prediction Center, Tuesday’s risk area extends along the Gulf Coast from Eastern Texas to Western Florida. The main risks associated with Tuesday’s storms include damaging winds, frequent lightning, and flooding rain. Severe thunderstorms will also be capable of producing large, long-track tornadoes in the extreme south Tuesday. SPC OUTLOOK: WEDNESDAYThe storm will track northeast across the South and Ohio Valley, affecting a large part of the Eastern U.S. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a large portion Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas in severe storm threat level 2. Heavy rain and lightning, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes may accompany the strongest thunderstorms on Wednesday.Locally, Montgomery County is the only local county under threat level 2. Piedmont Triad counties near and along I-85 are under threat level 1 or a marginal risk for severe storms. That risk area includes Alamance, Caswell, Davidson Guilford, Randolph and southeastern Rockingham Counties. The mountains and foothills will carry just a general thunderstorm threat on Wednesday. WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHENA steady, cold rain will arrive early Wednesday morning and overspread the area through daybreak. Periods of moderate to heavy rain will continue into the afternoon. A warm front will begin moving through the state late morning and midday. Our southern Triad communities may see temperatures jump from the 40s into the 60s Wednesday afternoon, as the warm front moves north of us. The warmer temperatures will energize storms, creating the risk for damaging wind gusts until the storms pass.While the risk for wind damage and isolated tornadoes will be greater east of Raleigh, thunderstorms are expected to begin ramping up before they exit our southern and eastern counties. Severe storms will be possible in the Triad between noon and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. Stay alert!More weather coverage: Closing and delays | Latest weather forecast | Post pictures to the uLocal North Carolina Facebook Group | Traffic information | Report closings and delays | SkyCams | Download the WXII12 News mobile appSEVERE STORM AND TORNADO SAFETY TIPSFrom the National Weather Service and Red Cross In general, get as low as you can. A basement below ground level or the lowest floor of a building offers the greatest safety. Put as many walls between yourself and the outside as possible. Avoid windows at all costs! In homes or public buildings: go to the basement or a small interior room, such as a closet, bathroom, or an interior hall on the lowest level. Protect yourself from flying debris with a mattress, sleeping bags, pillows, heavy coats, blankets, or quilts. Use bicycle or motorcycle helmets to protect your head. If no underground shelter or safe room is available, a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building is the safest alternative. In mobile homes: mobile homes are not safe during tornadoes. Abandon mobile homes and go to the nearest sturdy building or shelter immediately. Leave well in advance of the approaching severe weather and go to a strong building. If there is no shelter nearby, get into the nearest ditch, low spot or underground culvert. Lie flat, covering your head with your hands for protection. In an apartment: Get to the lowest level (go to a neighbor’s apartment on the first floor, if possible.) Regardless of what floor you’re on, get in a bathtub or interior closet. If you are on a higher level and can’t get to a lower apartment, hunker down in the breezeway of the apartment building If you are caught outdoors: seek shelter in a basement, shelter or sturdy building. If you cannot quickly walk to a shelter, immediately get into a vehicle and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter. Remember to buckle your seat belt. Stay away from bridge/highway overpasses. If strong winds and flying debris occur while driving: pull over and park, keeping your seat belt on and engine running. Put your head down below the windows, covering your head with your hands and a blanket. If you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway, exit your car, and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands. Your choice should be driven by your specific circumstances. The safest place to be is an underground shelter, basement, or safe room.WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TORNADO WATCH AND TORNADO WARNING?Read more here to find out the difference between a tornado watch and tornado warning.

The WXII First Warning Weather Team is tracking substantial rain for North Carolina on Wednesday, including the threat for severe storms.

WEATHER SETUP

A major winter storm is taking shape in Southern Plains that will bring a variety of weather hazards across the country this week. Winter Weather Alerts extend from New Mexico to New York this week, where 4-8″ snow is possible.

In the south, severe thunderstorms will impact much of the Gulf Coast Tuesday, that includes the risk for significant tornadoes.

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SPC OUTLOOK: TUESDAY

According to the Storm Prediction Center, Tuesday’s risk area extends along the Gulf Coast from Eastern Texas to Western Florida. The main risks associated with Tuesday’s storms include damaging winds, frequent lightning, and flooding rain. Severe thunderstorms will also be capable of producing large, long-track tornadoes in the extreme south Tuesday.

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SPC OUTLOOK: WEDNESDAY

The storm will track northeast across the South and Ohio Valley, affecting a large part of the Eastern U.S.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed a large portion Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas in severe storm threat level 2. Heavy rain and lightning, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes may accompany the strongest thunderstorms on Wednesday.

Locally, Montgomery County is the only local county under threat level 2.

Piedmont Triad counties near and along I-85 are under threat level 1 or a marginal risk for severe storms. That risk area includes Alamance, Caswell, Davidson Guilford, Randolph and southeastern Rockingham Counties. The mountains and foothills will carry just a general thunderstorm threat on Wednesday.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHEN

A steady, cold rain will arrive early Wednesday morning and overspread the area through daybreak. Periods of moderate to heavy rain will continue into the afternoon.

A warm front will begin moving through the state late morning and midday. Our southern Triad communities may see temperatures jump from the 40s into the 60s Wednesday afternoon, as the warm front moves north of us. The warmer temperatures will energize storms, creating the risk for damaging wind gusts until the storms pass.

While the risk for wind damage and isolated tornadoes will be greater east of Raleigh, thunderstorms are expected to begin ramping up before they exit our southern and eastern counties. Severe storms will be possible in the Triad between noon and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. Stay alert!

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  • In general, get as low as you can. A basement below ground level or the lowest floor of a building offers the greatest safety.
  • Put as many walls between yourself and the outside as possible. Avoid windows at all costs!
  • In homes or public buildings: go to the basement or a small interior room, such as a closet, bathroom, or an interior hall on the lowest level.
  • Protect yourself from flying debris with a mattress, sleeping bags, pillows, heavy coats, blankets, or quilts. Use bicycle or motorcycle helmets to protect your head.
  • If no underground shelter or safe room is available, a small, windowless interior room or hallway on the lowest level of a sturdy building is the safest alternative.
  • In mobile homes: mobile homes are not safe during tornadoes. Abandon mobile homes and go to the nearest sturdy building or shelter immediately. Leave well in advance of the approaching severe weather and go to a strong building. If there is no shelter nearby, get into the nearest ditch, low spot or underground culvert. Lie flat, covering your head with your hands for protection.
  • In an apartment: Get to the lowest level (go to a neighbor’s apartment on the first floor, if possible.) Regardless of what floor you’re on, get in a bathtub or interior closet. If you are on a higher level and can’t get to a lower apartment, hunker down in the breezeway of the apartment building
  • If you are caught outdoors: seek shelter in a basement, shelter or sturdy building. If you cannot quickly walk to a shelter, immediately get into a vehicle and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter. Remember to buckle your seat belt. Stay away from bridge/highway overpasses.
  • If strong winds and flying debris occur while driving: pull over and park, keeping your seat belt on and engine running. Put your head down below the windows, covering your head with your hands and a blanket. If you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway, exit your car, and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands. Your choice should be driven by your specific circumstances.
  • The safest place to be is an underground shelter, basement, or safe room.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TORNADO WATCH AND TORNADO WARNING?

Read more here to find out the difference between a tornado watch and tornado warning.



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