Cold Front Brings Severe Storms To Mid

Using a chair as a rain coat at the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans on Friday

Cold Front Brings Severe Storms To Mid

Storms beginning over north Alabama early Saturday will create a threat of winds up to 60 miles per hour and tornadoes through Sunday.

"I am hopeful that we don't experience any severe weather, but it is a strong likelihood that some areas in the Pine Belt will". As we move into the overnight hours, the storms should become more linear in nature. Sunday will continue to be warm, but that warm weather could lead to strong to severe storms.

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A few of the storms we are expecting with tonights front could be strong to severe.

Temperatures climb into the upper 70s and lower 80s with a gusty south-southwest breeze. An isolated tornado can not be ruled out. The best chance of this happening would be from western North Carolina toward Southside Virginia, but it is far from certain these "discrete" storms will develop at all. After that, the storms will track east with clearing set for Sunday night.

"There is a lot of rain expected on the back side of this front so residents should not get relaxed even after the severe weather threat has passed", Robertson said.

Temperatures won't rise much on Saturday with highs in the lower to mid 30s. It will also be breezy.

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Any fog will start dissipating at daybreak Sunday as winds start increasing. Scattered Showers and Storms. A few of these storms could become severe.

Behind the front, there will be another blast of cooler air moving in on Monday. Highs in the mid 60s.

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