Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley
Good Wednesday evening, for the second day in a row our region has been in the epicenter of numerous severe thunderstorms. Burke County was hit particularly hard tonight by some damaging winds in eastern sections of the county.
We look to repeat the pattern again tomorrow as the Carolinas is on the eastern edge of a 500mb ridge. The combination of high heat, high humidity and leftover thunderstorm boundaries sagging Southeast, the expectation is for more severe weather on Thursday.
The Storm Prediction Center has all the Western Carolinas under a Slight Risk (level 2 of 5) for Thursday.
Here’s a look at the future cast through Friday night…again leftover thunderstorm boundaries could serve as the trigger to storms here tomorrow during peak hearing.
We don’t see any significant changes to this pattern until possibly late Saturday or early Sunday. Be Weather Aware the next few days.