RALEIGH — Weather for the rest of Tuesday is expected to be much more tame than what the Triangle experienced in the afternoon, even though there are more thunderstorms possible, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh.
A tornado was detected by the National Weather Service doppler radar at 3:37 p.m. in between Wendell and Pilot. The tornado, which was not confirmed by any sightings on the ground, showed up on the doppler radar and appeared to be moving northeast at about 35 mph, according to Mike Strickler, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
The warning ended at 4:15 p.m. Several roadways were flooded due to heavy rain. Downed trees, and downed power lines, have also created dangerous driving conditions.
Later Tuesday and into Tuesday night, A strong cold front is expected to initiate a line of thunderstorms, and some of them could pack straight-line winds capable of doing damage, too, forecasters said.
After the system passes off to the north, Wednesday is expected to be mostly cloudy, but the chance of more rain falls to 20 percent. Thursday, the forecast said, should be partly sunny.