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Update on this afternoon and evening’s severe weather threat

/ March 31, 2021 at 12:48 PM

We’ll have a risk of some strong to severe thunderstorms later this afternoon into this evening as a sharp cold front swings through the area. We’ve had plenty of sunshine thus far, and that is certainly helping the atmosphere destabilize ahead of said front. Damaging wind gusts are the primary concern, but a tornado cannot be ruled out somewhere on the leading edge of the line as well. The greatest risk of severe weather generally lies along and west of 17-A as daytime heating and marine influences stabilize things closer to the coast, but severe storms will be possible pretty much anywhere in the Tri-County this evening; NWS is thinking between 6PM and midnight for our neck of the woods.

Stay close to reliable weather sources this afternoon and be ready to take action in case warnings are issued.