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.
It will be warm and humid during trick-or-treating tomorrow.Get ready for temperatures in the 70s. A line a storms will start to push into our western counties around 8-9pm so the earlier you head out the better. Especially if you live west of Raleigh. pic.twitter.com/lb0UWYFJqE— Brittany Bell (@BrittanyABC11) October 30, 2019
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.
The latest severe threat for Thursday is now upgraded to an enhanced risk along and North of the Triangle. Damaging winds are the main threat, but an isolated tornado is also possible. The strongest storms move through late Thursday evening after trick-or-treating wraps up. pic.twitter.com/zffkdBAFEY— Brittany Bell (@BrittanyABC11) October 30, 2019
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.
Here's a look at the timing of the rain and storms on Halloween. An isolated shower is possible during trick-or-treating. Heavier rain and storms will move through central North Carolina after 9pm. pic.twitter.com/43SSqBkZbs— Brittany Bell (@BrittanyABC11) October 30, 2019
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.