Storm rolls through Piedmont Triad over Memorial Day weekend, brings ping pong ball sized hail

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(WGHP) — A cold front moving across North Carolina is bringing us cooler temperatures, scattered showers and thunderstorms over Memorial Day weekend.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued in Alamance County, Guilford County and Rowan County that expired at 4:30 p.m.

At 3:24 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located eight miles south of Greensboro, moving east at 25 mph.

The storm rolled through the southern section of Guilford County and into Alamance County.

Ping pong ball sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts swept through the Piedmont.

Hail falls in Piedmont during Memorial Day weekend thunderstorm
Hail falls in Piedmont during Memorial Day weekend thunderstorm

Locations impacted include:

  • Greensboro
  • Burlington
  • Graham
  • Mebane
  • Elon
  • Gibsonville
  • Pleasant Garden

The cold front will linger across coastal Carolina, keeping a few showers in our forecast on Sunday with highs in the middle 60s.

Warmer temperatures will return on Memorial Day Monday with highs near 80 degrees. But the morning will be cool with lows around 50 degrees.

It will be partly cloudy and warmer on Tuesday with highs in the lower 80s.

Wednesday will bring us a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms with highs in the lower 80s.

Thursday will carry a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms with highs in the lower 80s.

Rain and thunderstorm chances climb to 60% on Friday with lows in the middle 60s and highs in the lower 80s.

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