Our region is about to see one last (hopefully) major winter storm for the season as a straight-line cold front is setting up the conditions for some dangerous and damaging conditions.
The National Weather Service sent out the following alert this morning for the Charlotte region:
A cold front will cross the Carolinas and northeast Georgia tonight and increase the chance for thunderstorm development. The atmosphere will become weakly unstable and along with high amounts of shear, a few thunderstorms could become strong to severe across northeast Georgia, the Upstate, and the Piedmont of North Carolina. The main threat with these storms will be damaging straight-line winds.
Severe weather may develop over portions of the NC/SC Piedmont overnight tonight. A few storms could produce damaging winds and even an isolated tornado. Be sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings and stay weather aware tonight! #scwx #ncwx #gawx pic.twitter.com/FLEFcNF6Zt
— NWS GSP (@NWSGSP) March 11, 2022
Tomorrow we will also experience bitter cold temperatures throughout the day, with a low of around 21 degrees expected Saturday night into Sunday morning.