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Updated: NWS Announces Potential for Strong Tornadoes in Monday’s Forecast

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Steven Pfaff, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service gave an updated report on Monday morning. Here a quick briefing update for review, according to Pfaff. Dangerous weather event will unfold today with severe thunderstorms very likely as they cross into northeast SC and southeast NC. 

The forecast summary:

  • Tornado Watch now in effect (no major changes to the timing of storms)
  • Wind Advisory winds for non-thunderstorm winds have increased
  • High Surf Advisory in effect for all beaches
  • Gale Warning continues

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Steven Pfaff, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service gave an updated report on Sunday evening. Pfaff gave some highlights of Monday’s forecast.

Here are the highlights:
  • The potential for strong tornadoes will exist, potentially causing more significant structural and tree damage
  • Strong wind gusts in excess of 60 mph remains the primary threat
  • Large hail and frequent lightning also possible
  • The severe weather threat will be greatest Monday morning for the farther inland areas, and later in the morning into the early afternoon for the coastal areas
  • A Wind Advisory is now in effect Monday for strong southerly non-thunderstorm wind gusts
  • Gale Warning remains in effect for the adjacent coastal waters
  • Minor coastal flooding possible with each high tide for downtown Wilmington and Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender beaches through Monday