April 29, 2014 at 6:25 AM
As parts of eastern North Carolina clean up from weekend tornadoes, a new system approaching the state may bring a new round of destructive weather that likely will span two days.
The National Weather Service reports that a large system approaching the state could bring heavy rains, hail, damaging winds and tornadoes on Tuesday, and again on Wednesday. It's the same system that's already killed 17 people and brought widespread damage in the central U.S.
A flash flood watch is already in effect for the mountains and the piedmont until Wednesday night.
National Weather Service meteorologist Shawna Cokley said the storm is a slow-moving system, leading to the two-day threat.
Forecasters say the greatest threat is on Tuesday, with the possibility for more severe weather beginning Wednesday afternoon.