GREENSBORO, NC -- You'll need to keep an eye to the sky this evening. The WFMY News 2 Storm Team is tracking severe storms.
Make sure you're staying weather aware.
The same system that brought tornadoes to Texas and Mississippi over the weekend is moving our way this afternoon. A cold front marching into the Carolinas will spark some thunderstorms forming in the late afternoon into the early evening.
This storm is weaker than it was, but we'll still have the potential for a few storms to turn severe between 3pm and 9pm. The severe threat is limited, thanks to clouds across most of the area. Where the sun does break out, temperatures will warm rapidly, leading to more instability and a higher threat of severe storms.
WOW! Rotating wall cloud over Greensboro around 4PM. Often the pre-cursor to a tornado, this did not lower far enough, but a close call. pic.twitter.com/Xaeh29LtXr— Tim Buckley (@TimBuckleyWX) May 1, 2017
The main threats with any severe storms would be high, damaging winds, and large hail. However, an isolated tornado can't be completely ruled out across the Piedmont.
As of now, the areas of most concern are locations in the "Enhanced" category on the Severe Weather Outlook. Those areas are shaded in orange.
Stay tuned to WFMY News 2 on air and online for updates.
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