Robeson County, still cleaning up the mess from a damaging storm that spawned tornadoes on April 16, could suffer another bout of high winds and hail as thunderstorms move into Southeast North Carolina today and Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
“Right now, it looks like a slight risk of severe thunderstorms, mainly high winds and possibly some hail,” said meteorologist Michael Ross.
The nasty weather could descend on Robeson County and its neighbors Thursday, roughly from daybreak until noon, he said.
Temperatures on Thursday may reach 81 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent with new rainfall amounts expected between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
The stormy weather that has soaked and blown the area for days may finally take a break, according to Ross.
“There is a cold front moving through tomorrow — which is causing the thunderstorms — so it will be a little cooler and drier weather for the weekend,” Ross said.
On Thursday night, temperatures may dip to the low 50s.
Friday is expected to be sunny, with a high near 77, and a west wind between 6 and 14 mph.
The forecast for the weekend is sunny skies with temperatures reaching the high 70s.