Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley
The last couple days have been really nice across the Western Carolinas with high pressure inplace but things will slowly change starting on Thursday.
Looking at the water vapor image above you can see a couple disturbances, one over the lower Ohio Valley tonight. Another feature across the Midwest and one across the Central Plains.
Each one of these features will begin to dive down along the front side of the 500 mb ridge that is over the Southeast.
These features working with daytime heating could produce a few thunderstorms on Thursday. The coverage will not be very high but the one or two storms, should they develop in our coverage area, could get a bit rowdy with damaging winds a threat.
Storm Prediction Center has placed an area of slight risk (Level 2 of 5) over North Carolina for Thursday.
As we said earlier coverage of storms will not be extensive but the ones that do for them could get quite strong in the afternoon or evening hours of Thursday. Feature cast depicts that with the latest run.