Don’t be fooled by the sun and blue skies. If anything this just adds fuel to the fire. The main line of storms will affect Raleigh close to 5pm. Expect strong gusty winds (even outside of the storms), could be some hail, and we’ll monitor any spin ups for the possibility of a tornado or two. Obviously, there is that possibility as evidenced by several already observed today.
Once this line moves through your area with will clear behind and the severe threat will be gone. Although remember that winds may still gust above 40 mph and with rain swollen ground trees can uproot more easily.