Marginal (1 out of 5 risk) severe risk for brief weak tornadoes today and gusty winds primarily due to the impacts of what’s left of hurricane Zeta
Strong south-southwesterly winds will pump copious amounts of moisture into our area, allowing for gusty winds and brief weak tornadoes typical to hurricanes (or their remnants) passing to our immediate (or somewhat close) west.
Dew points remain elevated till about midnight where drier air will begin moving in as the storm pulls northeast away from our area.
Strongest upper level winds start to pull east of Mebane after about 7-8 p.m. (reds & purples on screen capture), which more or less coincides with upper level energy, which should temper severe chances slightly after this …
Severe risk effectively ends at or about midnight as drier cooler air moves in, winds swivel to northwesterly overnight continuing to usher in drier air throughout the day Friday with dew points possibly in the 30s by early Saturday morning.
Another cold front is expected overnight Sunday but it’s affect will be mostly negligible other than to continue to dry & cool us down even further.
Dew points / moisture starts to recover slightly into the mid to upper 40s late next week as high temperatures rise to upper 60s / low 70s