Central North Carolina is at a moderate risk for severe storms and possible tornados late this afternoon and into the early evening. After a strong system produced over 70 tornados and 23 deaths across Tenssessee and the Ohio Valley, that same system is moving east across the Appalachian Mountains today. Strong storms started at around 4am this morning and were really our first of the year. This afternoon looks much worse. I'll be out with my camera with the first chance to chase here in North Carolina this spring.