Lead Forecaster Daniel Crawley
Good Tuesday evening to everyone…hope you have had a great day. The weather was quite honestly one of the nicest days we have had in a while. Tempertatures were close to normal and we have remained dry. That will change though over the next 12-24 hours.
A cold front is sliding toward the Southern Appalachian region from the northwest. Infact some thunderstorms are moving into the mountains as we speaking. This boundary will slide into the Interstate 40 by tomorrow morning and will camp out over the heart of the coverage area all day tomorrow. That trigger along with abundant moisture will be enough for scattered to numerous storms to break out after lunchtime.
The Storm Prediction Center has a Marginal Risk (Level 1 of 5) for Western North Carolina on Wednesday. Some damaging microburst winds could accompany the strongest storms on Wednesday to go along with localized torrential rainfall and dangerous lightning.
Here’s a look at the latest guidance for the next 24 hours and how storms may evolve on Wednesday…