Radar currently indicates several small but intense thunderstorms offshore to the South of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. These cells are moving toward the North/Northeast at 40-45 mph, and most of them show some degree of rotation on radar.
A Tornado Watch is in effect across eastern North Carolina as well as northeastern South Carolina, valid until 5pm EST:
If you live across the Eastern half of North Carolina, and especially far eastern portions of the state including the Outer Banks, please remain alert as these storms move through and others develop during the afternoon. In this type of situation, tornadoes tend to develop quickly and may take place with little or no advanced warning. As a result, it is important to identify your best sheltering option ahead of time, that way you can move there quickly if threatening weather is observed or a warning is issued.
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