Sunday storms bring chance for severe weather, tornado risk

Posted January 21

— Fog Saturday obscured normal visibility around the Triangle ahead of rain and potentially severe storms to finish out the weekend.

'We have one disturbance moving in from the south and west tonight. Showers and maybe an isolated thunder storm," said WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth.

"You can see we're still under mild temperatures with the really cold stuff bottled up well to our north," said WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss.

A strong storm system moving across the deep South will head northeast.

Another disturbance farther to the west, though, will make its way toward the East Coast on Sunday, Moss said. The low pressure system will bring a chance for more serious weather.

South of the Triangle faces the greatest chance for rain, Wilmoth said. There is an enhanced risk for a tornado in the southern part of the state, which is the third level on the scale.

"As that get here late tomorrow and tomorrow night, it could trigger a round of heavy showers and perhaps some strong or severe thunderstorms for our area," Moss said.

Showers are likely to continue into Monday, but the area can expect a mild Tuesday with temperatures reaching 60 degrees and sunny skies.

Sunday rain chance, Jan. 22, 2017

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