GREENSBORO — A storm system that's devastated parts of the south with heavy rain and damaging winds is entering North Carolina Monday afternoon and will last through the evening. The WFMY News 2 weather team is tracking the storm as it closes in on the Triad.
Heavy rain, lightning, gusty winds and localized flooding are possible. WFMY Chief Meteorologist Tim Buckley believes the worst of the storm will occur from 3 to 9 p.m. Here's a stream of our weather radar.
6:30 p.m. - Radar: Just plain rain across the Triad right now. Should be improving a lot through 9pm.
6:08 p.m. — Showers will linger overnight as the storms move east of the Triad.
6:03 p.m. — The severe thunderstorm warnings for Guilford and Randolph County were lifted.
5:46 p.m. — A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Guilford, Chatham, Alamance and Randolph Counties until 6:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. — A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Montgomery and Moore counties until 6:15 p.m.
5:20 p.m. — The latest radar reading shows strong storms moving east. Wind gusts up to 50 MPH are possible.
4:50 p.m. — Montgomery County is under a severe thunderstorm watch.
4:42 p.m. —
4:10 p.m. —
4 p.m. — The updated severe risk outlook map has moved the 'slight' risk area to just north of Interstate 40. A tornado watch has been issued for Rowan County.
3:40 p.m. — Rain continued moving through the Triad and an especially strong segment loomed in the foothills. A tornado watch is in effect for parts of Georgia and South Carolina.
3:40 RADAR: Rain moving through the Triad now. Second round in the Foothills is stronger. Brought hail to Boone. pic.twitter.com/COcBw4nWkZ— Tim Buckley (@TimBuckleyWX) April 3, 2017
Rain already moving through Winson-Salem. Heading toward Greensboro. Non-severe. pic.twitter.com/8WaHTxBMD5— WFMY News 2 Weather (@wfmyweather) April 3, 2017
Southern parts of the viewing area are under a 'slight' risk for severe weather as of this morning.
Updated Severe Weather Outlook. Slight Risk area shifted north to cover more of the Triad. pic.twitter.com/jfrvte1EOx— Ed Matthews (@EdMatthews2) April 3, 2017
If severe weather strikes, we'll break into coverage on a number of platforms, including:
- WFMY digital channel 2-3 (Spectrum - Channel 1256, North State Communications - Channel 20, Piedmont Communications - Channel 170, Randolph Telephone - Channel 18)
- The WFMY News 2 mobile app
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