87 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2018-11-04 07:33:00
Updated: 2018-11-04 18:45:02
By Kat Campbell, WRAL meteorologist
Raleigh, N.C. — Strong storms are on the way this week, prompting the National Weather Service to place parts of the state under a threat for severe weather.
WRAL meteorologist Kat Campbell said rain will begin to move in after midnight and will continue through the Monday morning commute.
"It was a gorgeous weekend, but changes are going to settle in overnight," she said.
Monday's rain will be patchy, but Tuesday's forecast brings a 50 percent chance of rain and the possibility for severe weather. As of Sunday night, the Triangle is under a level 2 risk, on a five-point scale, for severe weather.
"It's rare we see level 2 risks three days out in central North Carolina," Campbell said.
Campbell said Tuesday will likely start off dry before the storms, which bring a threat of damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, move in.
The storms are not likely to be an all day event, but it is too soon to know exactly when they will move in or how long they will stick around.
"There's still a lot in question about Tuesday's severe weather system," Campbell said. "As the system moves in on us tomorrow, we'll really have increasing confidence of what our risk for severe storms is."