Thunderstorms are developing in eastern Carolina


EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA - StormTrack 12 meteorologists are tracking a cold front settling south. The front will move from Virginia into eastern North Carolina, from the north to the south this afternoon.

We have that hot and tropical air mass over the area, as it has been over the last two weeks. Because of the opposing air masses, thunderstorms are developing this afternoon. The line of storms will gradually head through the area until sunset or a little after. Be on the alert for the potential of brief heavy downpours causing street or poor drainage flooding and ponding water. Also the threat of gusty, damaging winds, hail and lightning strikes are possible as well.

The temperatures are again into the 90s and dewpoints are in the 70s, making for a humid afternoon.

When combined with the high humidity it will feel like close to 105 degrees. As a result the Heat Advisory is issued for our southern counties.