More severe weather moves through NC

March 28, 2009 8:40:47 PM PDT
Tornado watches were issued for several North Carolina counties. The National Weather Service began to issue watches starting at 6 p.m. for several counties south of the Triangle --including Cumberland County, which was slammed with a tornado Friday.

Forecasters expect severe thunderstorms to develop as a warm front moves across the central part of the state.

"If any thunderstorms can develop, one or two could become severe," ABC11 Meteorologist Steve Stewart said. "At this time, it appears the main threat for severe weather will come later Saturday night."

Forecasters also say straight line winds could come with the storms, and isolated tornadoes could be possible.

"A strong cold front will push across the region later tonight and early on Sunday," Stewart said. "Showers and storms will accompany the front, and some of the storms could become severe with damaging winds."

Sunday is expected to be drier, so sunshine should be on the increase as the day wears on.


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