Enhanced risk of severe weather for parts of NC on Halloween

It's shaping up to be a warm, humid Halloween and trick-or-treating could get scary as storms roll through.

We are about to see another swing in the next couple of days. near 80 degrees on Halloween, freezing temps by Sunday. And when we see those big shifts in an air mass, we usually get storms. Thursday will be one of those days.

Because of the possibility of severe weather, the SPC put us in a Category 3 of 5 (enhanced) Risk for severe storms on Halloween.

As the storms roll through, damaging winds will be the main threat.

A line of storms will start to push in around 8 p.m., so the earlier you head out, the better chance of avoiding the rain and wind gusts.

An isolated tornado is a possibility, but the bigger threat will be the straight-line wind.

These storms are volatile and subject to change depending on the heating of the day and the frontal interaction with the mountains as it moves west to east.

It's something we will keep an eye on all day long and update as we get new data in. Thursday will be a very good day to stay Weather Aware.
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