• 50°

Severe thunderstorms may develop later today

Heat index

20160708_1600_NWSWxPkg_Page_09

The atmosphere has become hot and humid, and quite volatile. As a result another round, or multiple rounds, of thunderstorms can be expected primarily from later this afternoon into Friday night across the region.

Note: Storm development in this type of environment will be rapid. Much of the area is now under a Slight Risk, or an Enhanced Risk of severe thunderstorms The primary hazards again will be damaging winds, large hail, brief torrential rain and frequent lightning strikes.

The Weather Service is monitoring the possibility of a swath of extensive wind damage, and isolated very large hail, especially across parts of western North Carolina. (see attached graphic)

Additionally, heat indices will near or top the 100 degree mark at many locations outside the mountains both this afternoon and Saturday.  The hot conditions will persist into Saturday. (see attached graphic)

For those in poor health, the young and elderly, try to stay in cool air conditioned locations.

The possibility of severe thunderstorms, which might bring down more trees and power lines, could worsen the heat situation with a potential loss of power.

 

Comments

Health

County updates health director job description, will advertise for position

High School

High school tennis: East beats Carson, still hopes to share NPC title

Elections

Board of Elections to purchase upgraded voting equipment using federal grant

Kannapolis

Kyle Seager drives in winning run in first game as Mariners split doubleheader with Orioles

Local

City exhausts this year’s funds for Innes Street Improvements, Municipal Services District grant programs

Landis

Landis adopts amendments to Zoning Ordinance related to signs, Planning Board terms

Nation/World

Cop, police chief resign 2 days after Black motorist’s death

Nation/World

Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

Crime

Blotter: April 13

Coronavirus

County switches vaccines for Livingstone clinic after federal, state guidance

Coronavirus

US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

Education

Superintendent talks first 100 days, dives into district data

Business

‘It was an answer to a call:’ TenderHearted Home Care celebrates 10 years of providing care at home

News

Political Notebook: Local polls find increasing number of North Carolinians want COVID-19 vaccine

News

Trial begins on challenge to latest NC voter ID law

Local

Burch, Fisher, Marsh honored as 2021 recipients of Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award

Landis

Landis board talks revenues, budget planning, department updates

College

College baseball: Catawba rolls 7-1 and 24-1

Nation/World

Student fires at officers at Tennessee school, is killed

Nation/World

Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

Crime

Man receives consecutive prison sentences for sex offenses

Education

RSS Board of Education approves Faith Elementary sale

Coronavirus

Rowan Health Department receives 400 Pfizer, 800 Johnson & Johnson vaccines for week

Crime

Blotter: Accident in Food Lion only weekend shooting to produce injuries