We're still monitoring the potential for some scattered strong storms this afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front. The Storm Prediction Center has placed parts of our area in a Slight Risk (Level 2) for severe thunderstorms this afternoon.
With a few breaks in the cloud cover expected this morning into the early afternoon hours enough instability will build to allow scattered thunderstorms to develop after 1pm.
Right now the highest threat resides over the eastern portion of the area into Lee county where storms are likely to be of greater intensity after developing to the west. All hazards of severe weather are on the table for this afternoon including large hail up to 1 inch in diameter, strong winds in excess of 60 MPH and isolated tornadoes.
All of this activity is expected to move off to the east of the area by early this evening ending the severe weather threat for today.
We'll continue to pass along updates throughout the day as this situation evolves. Make sure and stay weather aware throughout the afternoon!