3 p.m. UPDATE: Tornado watch canceled for all counties, but still in effect for coastal waters.
10 a.m. UPDATE: Tornado watch in effect until 4 p.m.
Severe weather potential is increasing for the Cape Fear
The National Weather Service Wilmington office sent out a
severe weather threat update Friday, Feb. 21, with expectations for a severe
thunderstorm watch in the region this morning.
A line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to reach the
coast between 3-5 p.m., coming from Western North Carolina.
Potential impacts from strong gusty winds are more downed
trees and power lines from weakened trees during the most recent winter storm.
Updates will be posted
as they come available.