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Next weather maker bringing widespread rain

Widespread rain heading toward the Gulf Coast this weekend

We are watching our Saturday Storm System which is an area of low pressure that will track across the entire country from west to east and cause a major headache in the way of snow and ice for some.

Boone, North Carolina saw roughly 4 inches of snow this week and may add an additional 10-20” of snow with this new system through the weekend! Portions of the Mid-Atlantic and the Carolinas will see their first major snow storm of the season. Across the northern Gulf Coast, our precipitation will fall in the form of rain.

A marginal risk for strong to severe storms has been issued by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) for the southern half of the WEAR-TV area. A marginal risk is a low end risk, level 1 out of 5, but we do have the chance to see isolated severe storms.

Timing - During the second half of the day on Saturday through the overnight hours.

Impacts - Excessive rain looks to be our greatest threat as we will likely see 2-4'' with isolated spots 4''+ on an already saturated ground. Damaging winds and a brief tornado not out of the question.

Stay with the First Warning Weather Team on-air and online for the latest updates.

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