Severe weather possible in Midlands as Hurricane Delta’s remnants move north

Pablo Tucker
October 12, 2020

This monster storm will make landfall in SW Louisiana later today. Tonight will continue be cloudy and breezy; a few sprinkles will be possible.

"Locally heavy rainfall and isolated flooding of low-lying and poor drainage areas will be possible".

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Some showers may linger, especially during the first half of the day.

Rain will continue overnight into Monday, which will see a 90 percent chance of rain during the day, tapering off at night to a 40 percent chance, which should end by 8 p.m. Monday will see a high of 60 and a low of 54. "The thunderstorms may produce cloud to ground lightning and briefly gusty winds as well", the NWS says. More than a quarter-inch of rain fell overnight, records at Lehigh Valley International Airport show. Much of central North Carolina is under a "marginal risk" of severe weather, with parts under a "marginal risk" of excessive rainfall. We could see the chance for localized flooding in some spots, along with a chance of flash flooding on roadways.

The damaging winds are not forecast to be widespread, but instead should be limited to isolated areas, according to the briefing.

The wind, along with rain and thunderstorms, is expected to start in the Midlands in the late morning hours and persist into the afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

At this point, a chillier but still sunny weekend is on tap, they said.

Bailey Aldridge is a reporter covering real-time news in North and SC.

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