More storms could bring wider, worse weather for NC

From staff reportsApril 29, 2014 

— Tuesday’s reported tornadoes and widespread rough weather were only the frontrunners of an armada of storms, forecasters predict.

Computer models suggest that a huge, slow-moving mass of low-pressure air will finally reach North Carolina on Wednesday, according to Liz Horton, weather anchor for WTVD.

The same system spun off tornadoes that killed dozens throughout the lower Midwest and South. The disturbances ahead of it dumped rain and blew high winds and isolated tornadoes through the lower Piedmont and the Coastal Plain on Tuesday, including a touchdown reported by Kenly police.

Wednesday “looks to be at least more widespread,” Horton said. While Tuesday’s weather ran roughly along the Interstate 95 corridor, nearly all of North Carolina may be under the weather on day two.

The worst weather will arrive between 2 p.m. and midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters expect damaging winds, hail, isolated tornadoes and flash flooding. The federal weather service likely won’t complete its accounting of Tuesday’s damage until Wednesday or Thursday.

The reported tornado in Kenly, near Big Boy’s 66 Truck Stop off Interstate 95, caused no visible damage, according to a store manager.


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