(WGHP) — Severe weather moved through the Piedmont Triad on Monday evening.
A Tornado Watch was issued for much of the FOX8 viewing area on Monday, including Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties.
NEWS reports the watch means the area highlighted is at risk of possible tornadoes, possible hail up to the size of a ping pong ball and likely wind gusts up to 75 mph.
The watch ended at 9 p.m. on Monday.
A Tornado Warning was issued in Montgomery County and expired at 6:30 p.m., and a tornado warning issued in Randolph County expired at 7 p.m. on Monday.
The Piedmont Triad was at a level 3 out of five, which is an “enhanced risk” for severe weather, with numerous severe thunderstorms possible across the area.
Parts of northwest North Carolina were bumped up to a level 4 warning on Monday morning.
The weather stayed calm through lunchtime when temperatures warmed to the mid-80s. By the afternoon, highs were in the lower 90s with heat indices in the lower 100s.
Thunderstorms developed in the mountains and foothills between 4 and 5 p.m., and storms rolled through the Triad around 7 p.m. The highest threat with storms is damaging winds, however hail, tornadoes, lightning and flooding are all possible.
Make sure you have a way to receive weather alerts such as severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings to stay safe.
In the wake of these storms, a cold front will make its way across the Piedmont overnight. You’ll be able to sleep without interruptions by the weather tonight as the skies become partly cloudy.
Temperatures will be in the upper 60s to kick off Tuesday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-80s.
Sunshine dominates again Wednesday with temperatures in the mid-60s in the morning and highs reaching the upper-80s.
Rain and storm chances return Thursday with a 50% chance for storms. Morning temperatures will be in the low-70s with highs in the mid-80s by the afternoon.
The chance of stray showers remains for the rest of the week and into the weekend.
Morning temperatures will be in the upper-60s and low-70s for the remainder of the week and highs in the upper-80s and low-90s.