Storm risk Saturday could impact start of Dreamville Festival

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
Storm risk Saturday could impact start of Dreamville Festival
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Storms could move through during the late morning and early afternoon hours in the Triangle this weekend.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The time is almost here for one of Raleigh's biggest events of the year and weather could be the main act on Saturday for Dreamville Festival.

Storms could move through during the late morning and early afternoon hours in the Triangle.

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The greatest risk being damaging wind gusts and an isolated tornado can't be ruled out, according to ABC11 Meteorologist Kweilyn Murphy. Wind gusts of 40+ mph will be possible for all of central NC.

There is a Level 1 severe weather risk for the Fayetteville, Mingo, Bentonville and Goldsboro line and east.

Dreamville Festival and City of Raleigh sent out a statement on the possible inclement weather:

"The City of Raleigh in coordination with festival organizers are monitoring weather conditions for Saturday. There are plans in place for inclement weather that would be activated as needed based on conditions and communicated at that time. As this is a rain-or-shine outdoor event, festival attendees should continue to monitor the Dreamville Festival website and social media channels for any weather-related updates. Fans can text also text 'Dreamville' to 888777 to sign-up for festival emergency alerts. We look forward to this weekend."

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