Who Is Ready For The Sunshine?

March 30th, 2014 at 8:32 pm by under Weather

After a rainy and gloomy weekend, I think we are all in need of some sunshine.

View of out Tower Cam 10 today

View of out Tower Cam 10 Earlier Today

There was severe weather across North Carolina last night. A tornado was reported near Garner, south of Raleigh, around 9 PM last night.  This tornado was confirmed by the National Weather Service and rated an EF-0 with estimated maximum sustained winds of 80mph. Minor damage was reported.

Last Night's Storm Reports

Last Night’s Storm Reports

We did not see severe weather, but we did see a decent amount of rain, especially north of the metro. Over the past 48 hours, many locations picked up at least 0.5 inches of rain with many spots seeing over 1 inch. Pam in Gloucester reported having just over 2 inches in her rain gauge.

48-Hour Rain Totals

48-Hour Rain Totals

Where does this put us for the month of March? Many spots have picked up between 2-4 inches for the month, which is above average for some and below average for others.

Departure From Average for March

Departure From Average for March

The rain will slowly come to an end from west to east tonight as an area of low pressure slowly pushes away from us. Scattered showers will be possible until midnight. Our Future Trak shows most of the rain ending by 12 AM.

Future Trak at 12 AM

Future Trak at 12 AM

Lows will drop into the upper 30s to around 40° overnight. It will feel even colder with a northwest breeze at 10-20mph gusting up to 30mph at times. Since winds are blowing from the northwest, we could see Sound Side flooding along the Outer Banks early tomorrow morning. High tide is around 8:30 AM. Water levels could rise between 2-3 feet above normal along the Outer Banks. Over wash is also possible along Highway 12 from Buxton to the Oregon Inlet.

Clouds will clear out from west to east overnight. Expect a few clouds around in the morning, especially for coastal areas. Coastal clouds will quickly clear out, giving way to lots of sunshine on your Monday. Highs will be around 60°, but winds will still be breezy out of the north at 10-20mph. Computer models have the warm weather sticking around for a while. Could this be the end of the cold weather? I certainly hope so!

-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona

 

 

2 Responses to “Who Is Ready For The Sunshine?”

  1. It’s About time that we get through this mess, we should have been done with it long time ago are we looking for this kind of weather to stick around for awhile. And for good to

  2. [...] meteorologist Tiffany Savona correctly indicated in her previous blog/forecast…. there is a large yellow orb in the sky today, and it isn’t a UFO.  The sun has come [...]

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