ALERT UPDATE: Severe thunderstorm watch issued as storms still possible Monday night


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Strong to severe storms are still possible Monday night in central North Carolina as a cold front moves through.

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for areas north of Raleigh until 1 a.m. Tuesday. A severe thunderstorm watch means severe storms are possible in the watch area. Damaging wind gusts are the most likely threat along with heavy rain and lighting, but there is also a small chance of an isolated tornado.

Most of Central North Carolina remains in a Slight Risk (2 out of 5 on the scale) of severe weather.

The severe weather threat will end as the cold front moves through shortly after midnight with sunny, cooler and drier weather expected Tuesday.

This is only the first cold front expected this week as another system will move through later in the day Thursday bringing with it another chance of showers and storms.

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