Heavy rain, wind gusts moving into state; Triangle to see isolated storms

May 12, 2019

Areas at the North Carolina-Virginia border have the biggest risk of severe weather, meteorologist Kat Campbell said, as a round of strong storms bring heavy rain and wind gusts to North Carolina.

Campbell said that front will reach the border around 6 p.m., and it’s possible the Triangle could see some isolated thunderstorms from that system.

Rocky Mount, Fayetteville and southeastern areas under a level 2 risk for severe weather.

The Triangle and northwestern areas are under a level 1 risk for severe weather.

The incoming storms are following a boundary through the Gulf of Mexico. The system brought heavy rain and lightning to Alabama and Georgia.

The storms are expected to move into the area around 2 p.m. and continue throughout the evening.

Areas under a level 2 risk could see winds up to 60 mph and isolated areas of flooding, meteorologist Peta Sheerwood said.

Monday will be calmer, with scattered showers possible in the morning.

Tuesday kicks off a string of clear days, with temperatures in the 70s.