Severe storms are likely for parts of the Carolinas and Virginia this afternoon and evening

Severe weather will impact parts of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia this afternoon and evening. There is a marginal (level 1 of 5) and slight risk (level 2 of 5) for severe storms for this region. Within the marginal risk, expect isolated severe storms with more numerous severe storms in the slight risk area.

The main severe concerns are damaging wind gusts up to 75 mph and large hail. All storms will produce heavy rainfall and cloud-to-ground lightning. The tornado threat is extremely low. Please make sure you have a couple of reliable sources to receive accurate weather information from today. Bring the pets indoors as storms approach, and make sure you move indoors if a thunderstorm approaches.