The National Weather Service (NOAA) has reported that a strong cold front will impact Eastern North Carolina Monday and Monday night, and will be accompanied by both heat and thunderstorm impacts.
A heat advisory is in effect for much of Eastern North Carolina from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. This means an increased chance of heat-related illnesses with continuous exposure.
In addition, a line of severe thunderstorms is expected to develop across central North Carolina Monday afternoon, then move into Eastern North Carolina during the evening/nighttime hours. According to the NOAA, this will primarily be a nighttime severe weather risk and the main forecast challenge is how far east into the area the severe weather risk will extend.