GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Showers and thunderstorms developed across the Triad Wednesday afternoon and in some cases produced some severe weather. A few severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for the stronger storms which were producing wind speeds around 60 mph.
In addition to the strong and damaging winds there were also reports of nickle to quarter size hail. Not everyone received storms, but for those that did rainfall totals ranged from a trace to close to an inch.
There were no reports of damage in the immediate Triad, but the town of Sanford did report several downed trees on power lines near the intersection of Main St. and Horner Blvd. The Piedmont Triad International Airport also reported a thunderstorm wind gust of 40 mph around 6:30 pm.
The showers and thunderstorms will gradually dissipate through Wednesday evening and give way to a variably cloudy sky overnight. Temperatures across the Triad will drop to around 70 degrees with fairly muggy conditions hanging around.
A frontal boundary will remain draped across the Triad from northeast to southwest and provide the focus for more showers and storms to redevelop Thursday afternoon. The nature of the storms on Thursday will be very similar to what the Triad saw Wednesday. While most of the storms will remain below severe limits a few storms may become severe and produce damaging winds of 60 mph and 1" hail
Like Wednesday, the storms Thursday will dissipate through the evening and give way to a dry, yet humid, overnight.
Over the next couple of days rainfall totals are not expected to exceed 1" in most locations. At this point many places in the Triad are in need of rainfall and 1" would likely not eliminate that need. Most places would require between 2-4" of rain to compensate for the relatively dry and hot conditions lately.
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