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NWS Issues Watches Ahead of Heavy Rain, Wind, Flooding Risk Tuesday

NWS Issues Watches Ahead of Heavy Rain, Wind, Flooding Risk Tuesday

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ASHEBORO N.C. – Ahead of expected heavy rain, strong winds, and the threat of flash flooding on Tuesday the National Weather Service office in Raleigh has issued a Flash Flood Watch and Wind Advisory for much of central N.C. including Randolph County. According to forecasters, a strong storm system will bring widespread heavy rain, gusty to damaging winds, and the threat of a few tornadoes to central N.C. on Tuesday January 9th, 2024. Severe weather is expected to begin to arrive in Randolph County starting as soon as noon on Tuesday and is expected to continue until late into the night. WIND - South or southeasterly winds will increase to 15 to 25 mph, with gusts between 35 and 45 mph expected during the afternoon and evening Tuesday. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured...
Coastal Low to Bring Heavy Rain and Winds Sunday

Coastal Low to Bring Heavy Rain and Winds Sunday

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(irontrybex / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - A strong coastal low system will sweep across central North Carolina Sunday bringing torrential rain and strong winds.  A coastal low-pressure system will begin to move up from the gulf through the southeast coast of the United States, across Florida and Georgia on Saturday and through South Carolina and North Carolina on Sunday.  Impacts According to the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh the storm will bring areas of heavy rainfall with the potential for localized flooding, especially in urban and poor drainage areas. Rainfall amounts of two to three inches are expected from Saturday night through Sunday night. Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around light unsecured objects such as holiday decorations...
Much Needed Rain on the Way, Bringing Threat of Severe Weather

Much Needed Rain on the Way, Bringing Threat of Severe Weather

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Fire fighters on the scene of an out building fire on Oakland Ave on Sat Nov 18th, 2023. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Fire crews have been dealing with brush and forest fires locally and across the state this month and much-needed rain in the forecast should bring some relief, along with the threat of severe weather.  A local weather station, part of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), recorded only 0.06” of rainfall since the beginning of November. Going back to October 1st, only around 1.5” of rainfall has been recorded in Randolph County. Those dry conditions have kept local firefighters busy. According to officials at Randolph County Emergency Services, as of Nov 13th, firefighters in Randolph County had responded to ove...
Tracking Hurricane Idalia [UPDATED]

Tracking Hurricane Idalia [UPDATED]

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Last Update: 8/30/23 1:30pm ASHEBORO N.C. - Idalia made landfall around 7:45 a.m. Eastern time along Florida's Big Bend, near Keaton Beach, and is currently moving at 30 mph up the southeast coast. Here is everything you need to know about local impacts. Confidence / Expected Changes As of Aug 30th, 11:30 a.m. briefing by the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh there have been no significant changes to the forecast for Randolph County. Forecasters say confidence is HIGH that the event will occur and MODERATE regarding impacts. Timeline Impacts in central North Carolina, including Randolph County, are expected to start as soon as Wednesday afternoon and continue through Friday afternoon. Local Impacts Heavy rainfall and gusty winds wil...
Tornado Watch Issued as NWS Warns of Severe Weather Threat [UPDATED]

Tornado Watch Issued as NWS Warns of Severe Weather Threat [UPDATED]

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THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATEDClick Here or scroll down to see the latest update ASHEBORO N.C. - The National Weather Service Office in Raleigh has issued a Tornado Watch admit warnings of the threat of severe weather expected today. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, has placed most of central North Carolina under an Enhanced Risk of severe weather today. An Enhanced Risk indicates there is a larger area with widespread chances of low-to-moderate intensity severe thunderstorms. Local forecasters at the National Weather Service Office in Raleigh say that they are expecting a line of severe storms to move across NC between 3pm and 11pm with widespread damaging winds, isolated tornados, and heavy rain causing minor flooding in some areas. As of 2 pm thi...
NWS Warns of Severe Weather Threat Monday Evening

NWS Warns of Severe Weather Threat Monday Evening

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Forecasters are calling for severe weather including the threat of severe thunderstorms, hail, and an isolated tornado all possible across central North Carolina, including Randolph County, Monday evening. Monday will start off nice with partly to mostly sunny skies and a high reaching near 90 degrees, but an approaching cold front is expected to arrive sometime around 3pm in the afternoon. That cold front brings a serious threat of severe storms across western Piedmont Monday afternoon and into the evening as it develops into a line or large cluster of severe thunderstorms that will move eastward across the area. Those storms are likely to bring severe thunderstorms, including damaging winds, large hail, lighting, flash flooding and a possiable tornado....
Severe Weather Possible Today

Severe Weather Possible Today

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ASHEBORO N.C. - The National Weather Service in Raleigh is warning of the possibility of severe weather today including the threat of an isolated tornado. Forecasters at the NWS are saying to expect rain and wind today with a chance of embedded heavier showers and thunderstorms, a couple of which may become severe, during the afternoon and through the evening. While storms are expected to be isolated, forecasters say those that form will be capable of producing damaging straight line wind gusts. Additionally, southerly winds may gust at times between 30 and 35 mph during the afternoon and evening. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Residents are encouraged to keep an eye on local weather updates throughout the day and stay weather awa...
Forecasters Warn Of Chance Of Severe Storms Thursday Evening Into Friday

Forecasters Warn Of Chance Of Severe Storms Thursday Evening Into Friday

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Forecasters with the National Weather Service office in Raleigh are warning of the possibility of severe thunderstorms starting this evening and continuing into Friday. Credit NOAA/NWS In the latest weather briefing the NWS say that showers and thunderstorms, will mainly impact the western part of the state, with some weaker storms reaching the Triad this evening. Strong to severe showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rain, will move across the area in multiple rounds on Friday and Friday evening. Damaging winds, large hail and even a few tornadoes are possible along with localized flooding. The greatest risk is from near U.S. route 1 east. Officials are urging citizens to stay #weatheraware by having a way to receive severe weather alerts. In Randolph Cou...
“Marginal” Risk of Severe Weather This Afternoon

“Marginal” Risk of Severe Weather This Afternoon

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Forecasters are warning of a slight risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon as a cold front responsible for damaging storms approaches the Triad. A few strong storms are possible this afternoon through early evening (mainly after 4pm) as a cold front enters the Triad and encounters warm moist air. That front has already weakened and it is expected to weaken even more as it passes over the mountains. Still forecasters are saying that damaging straight line winds of up to 60 mph with hail up to an inch in diameter are still possible. Storms are expected to clear the area by late tonight, between 11 pm and midnight, but the cold front will push temperatures down overnight with lows around 49 F with winds 6 to 8 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. ...
National Weather Service Warns Of Possible Severe Weather Wednesday

National Weather Service Warns Of Possible Severe Weather Wednesday

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Raleigh have issued a hazardous weather outlook warning of possible severe thunderstorms, strong winds, and localized flooding for Wednesday. Almost all of central North Carolina including the Triad was placed under a level 2 "slight risk" by the Storm Prediction Center. Meteorologist say Wednesday afternoon, likely around 3 pm, is when they expect to see the greatest threat of severe weather. (Credit: National Weather Service) Thunderstorms in the afternoon may range from strong to severe with damaging winds as high as 60 mph possible. Minor flooding, hail, and even an isolated tornado are also possible. 3 Day Forecast WednesdayShowers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Some of ...