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Slight risk of severe thunderstorms across Triad Friday

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Bad weather for the Triad may not be over just yet.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has the Triad at a slight risk for severe weather with the primary threat being damaging winds.

A strong cold front will cross North Carolina on Friday.

The SPC has trimmed back the probabilities of severe weather from 30 percent to 15 percent from a line just west of Danville-Greensboro-Charlotte to the coast.

Winds are going to pick up tonight ahead of the cold front, 15-20 mph. Expect a few showers near daybreak in our western counties.

The closer we get to the lunch hour, the more likely it is there will be thunderstorms accompanying showers. This is also when the front will be passing across the Triad.

Thunderstorms aren’t expected to be organized enough to cause a severe weather outbreak, but a few could produce winds that meet the 58 mph threshold for a warning.

The environment isn’t conducive for hail or tornado development.

As the front moves east, between 1-4 p.m., thunderstorms will likely be more numerous and severe reports may increase.