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Severe Weather Outlook: Thursday

By WCHL News Posted June 13, 2013 at 8:19 am
Photo courtesy of Franz Mattuschka.

***Update from the National Weather Service's Shawna Cokley***



NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
410 AM EDT THU JUN 13 2013

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EDGECOMBE-CHATHAM-WAKE-JOHNSTON-WILSON-MOORE-LEE-HARNETT-WAYNE-
RICHMOND-SCOTLAND-HOKE-CUMBERLAND-SAMPSON-

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A POTENT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL TRACK
RAPIDLY EAST ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES TODAY. SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE COLD
FRONT IN THE PIEDMONT BY MID AFTERNOON...BECOMING MORE NUMEROUS
AND EVENTUALLY DEVELOPING INTO A SQUALL LINE BY LATE AFTERNOON
AND EARLY EVENING AS THEY MOVE QUICKLY EAST ACROSS THE TRIANGLE
AND INTO THE COASTAL PLAIN. DUE TO AN UNUSUALLY FAVORABLE
ENVIRONMENT IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION...ANY THUNDERSTORMS THAT
DEVELOP WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 65 MPH AND QUARTER TO GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL.

ADDITIONALLY...THE COMBINATION OF A HUMID AIRMASS AND HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER TO MID 90S WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDICES
AS HIGH AS 100 TO 102 DEGREES FOR SEVERAL HOURS THIS AFTERNOON.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THERE IS A HIGH PROBABILITY THAT SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL
BE NEEDED ALONG AND EAST OF THE HIGHWAY 1 CORRIDOR THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. SPOTTERS SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST DAY 1 CONVECTIVE
OUTLOOK FROM THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER AT WWW.SPC.NOAA.GOV AND
BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCHES AND
WARNINGS LATER TODAY.
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