Under 'Slight Risk' for severe weather Wednesday

Darin HammondApr 05, 2017

This has the potential to be a risky and potentially life-threatening severe weather outbreak across eastern N.C. Some storms could bring heavy rain, lightning and strong winds. The storms will bring the risk of large hail, isolated tornadoes and flash flooding.

Meanwhile, at least three tornadoes had occurred in northeast Louisiana and 15 structures had been damaged in Franklin Parish, Lamb said.

Francine Gotch, 38, and her daughter, Neville Alexander, 3, were killed when a tornado destroyed their home in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana on Sunday.

A tornado with peak winds of 110 mph (180 kph) traveled for almost 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) on the ground in the rural community of Breaux Bridge, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Baton Rouge, the National Weather Service reported.

The northern and central parts of the state are under a high-risk alert, which the governor says is an extremely rare classification.

Still, the forecasted high winds could do just as much damage as a tornado, Lowndes County officials said Monday afternoon.

Warm, very humid air from the south was moving north to crash into the storm front spreading north, creating a "severe thunderstorm cluster" over the area, with "tornadic supercells" south of the cluster, said Ariel Cohen, a forecaster for the Storm Prediction Center. Damaging wind gusts of 60+ miles per hour, large hail, even an isolated tornado are all possible as the storms develop and move through the area.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Maj. Witnesses told KLFY-TV that the father was at the store when the storm hit and returned to find the bodies amid the splintered debris. Wind gusts as high as 18 miles per hour are expected with rainfall estimated to reach between a quarter and half an inch.

Strong storms could still produce tornadoes in the area from southeastern Louisiana into central and southern MS overnight, before moving further east early Monday, CNN Meteorologist Michael Guy said. The weather, which has wracked the Southeast with tornados and flooding, slashed through Georgia on Monday afternoon knocking over trees and tearing at roofs, according to The Associated Press.

Our area remains under the MARGINAL RISK for severe weather tonight thru early Tuesday morning.

When a watch is issued, you should go about your normal activities but keep an eye to the sky and an ear to the National Weather Service's weather radio or local radio and television stations for further updates and possible warnings.

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