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Strong Storms for the Southeast Today

15 Aug 2022, 3:25 pm

ABOVE: A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for portions of North Carolina and South Carolina until 10 PM EDT. Threats include scattered damaging winds to 65 mph and isolated large hail up to 1″ in diameter.

Severe Outlook

The SPC is highlighting southern Virginia through northern Georgia for the Monday timeframe. We have a SLIGHT (level 2 out of 5) risk for severe storms through central North Carolina on Monday afternoon. All modes of severe weather are possible, including the risk for tornadoes through central North Carolina.

A few severe storms will be possible Monday as the low tracks across the Carolinas. Primary timing for the severe storm threat will be in the evening hours with pockets of heavy rain lingering after dark.

While we have no severe weather outlook on Tuesday, a few strong storms will impact the Carolinas throughout the day. We have leftover storms starting Tuesday morning and storms hang around into the afternoon and evening hours. Another low pressure system will dive out of the central Plains on Tuesday night, brining severe weather and wet weather back into the south by Wednesday.

Elevated flood potential will be focused into Appalachia and the Mid-South for Monday as the rain and storms move into those areas. This is bad news, considering how saturated the soils are from recent rain and in some cases, catastrophic flooding, less than a month ago. Rain totals will be on the order of 1-2″ inland and upwards of 3″ for the coastal communities.

For the latest forecast join us for the Eastern Regional Forecast, always at :10 past the hour.

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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!