03/07/05 — Weather Service says serious thunderstorms may blow into Wayne

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Weather Service says serious thunderstorms may blow into Wayne

By Karinne Young
Published in News on March 7, 2005 1:48 PM

Much of central North Carolina, including Wayne County, will be threatened by severe weather tonight and Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh.

Forecasters say there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms as a cold front moves across the state. The mix of today's unseasonably warm weather and extremely cold temperatures behind the front was expected to trigger numerous showers and some thunderstorms late tonight through 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Besides damaging winds, there may be large hail, forecasters said.

Even without the storms, winds are expected to gust to 25 mph late tonight to as much as 35 mph Tuesday.

The low tonight and Tuesday's high are expected to be about the same -- in the mid 50s.

Temperatures Tuesday night will fall into the low 20s and cold weather will continue through the week.

For tonight, residents were advised to monitor the latest weather information for warnings or advisories.