WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch, for the entire viewing area, until 2 a.m.
A very strong line of showers and storms could bring a risk for severe storms late Wednesday/early Thursday.
Winds will continue to be an issue throughout the evening. A wind advisory is in effect for much of southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina until 6 a.m. Thursday. Sustained winds are expected to reach 20-30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Scattered showers could start to move in as early as 10 p.m.
Late Wednesday/ Early Thursday
The bulk of the shower and storm activity will move through closer to midnight and last until about 3 a.m. Winds will still be a major concern, so expect isolated power outages.
With the possibility of severe storms, there is also a small threat for tornadoes (about 2%).
Precipitation will quickly move off the coast; however, a lingering shower is possible.
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