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Rain, Severe Storms Possible to Start the Work Week

The time has changed; however, its the same song and dance across the Carolinas. Clouds are expected to increase this afternoon and evening, with showers developing Sunday evening and lasting into Tuesday.

A slow moving low pressure is moving across the center of the country, which is going to allow moisture from the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico to move northward. It will not rain all day on Monday; however, off and on showers are possible all day. The best chance will be during the morning hours.

Severe weather is likely across the Mississippi River Valley on Monday as the system begins to strengthen. Those storms are expected to weaken early Tuesday morning as they approach the Appalachian Mountains; however, the front will slowly move across the mountains, allowing for some stronger thunderstorms to develop Tuesday afternoon.

The Weather Prediction Center has placed most of the Carolinas under a slightly risk of severe weather on Tuesday. With the slow moving nature of the front, the air ahead of the front is expected to destabilize and severe storms are possible. Central and eastern locations of NC have the highest potential to see severe weather. The greatest threat would be damaging winds; however, isolated tornadoes and large hail can not be ruled out. 

Between a half of an inch to one inch of rain is possible through Wednesday morning across the Carolinas; however, mountain and foothill locations could see higher rain totals. Also, areas were thunderstorms develop could see higher rain totals.

By Wednesday morning, the front is expected to move off the Carolina coast and drier air is set to move in. A few dry days are expected; however, more rain is expected to move into the Carolinas for Friday and potentially the upcoming weekend.

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