Who Is Ready For The Sunshine?March 30th, 2014 at 8:32 pm by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
After a rainy and gloomy weekend, I think we are all in need of some sunshine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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