|Moon Phase||Waxing Gibbous Moon|
Big changes are on the way in the forecast... do we hear the "Winds of Change" blowing?
Expect a warm, wet, blustery day ahead in the Piedmont. Despite the chance of showers and thunderstorms, high temperatures are expected to make it to the lower 70's by afternoon.
High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories are in effect for the afternoon and evening hours. For the area under a High Wind Warning, sustained winds will be 20-30 mph with gusts above 40 mph. For the area under a Wind Advisory, sustained winds will be 18-22 mph with gusts above 30 mph.
Showers will continue for the morning hours before a lull in radar activity for part of the afternoon. Some sunshine could appear in the mid-afternoon, but a strong cold front will cross the state between 5 pm and 6 pm, bringing with it another round of showers and thunderstorms. The severe weather outlook is low for most of the FOX8 viewing area... the exception is our counties hugging the NC/VA line. Here, the Storm Prediction Center has a slight risk of severe weather with the primary threat being damaging winds.
Behind the cold front, skies clear out nicely and temperatures drop rapidly, to near 30° by daybreak on Thursday. Clear conditions stay put for the day, but highs won't make it out of the lower 40's.