Wes Hohenstein, CBS 17

Wes Hohenstein

CBS 17

Raleigh, NC, United States

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Tropics could get busy just as season starts this week

The National Hurricane Center now gives the remnants of a Pacific system a 50% chance of tropical formation in the next 5 days once it re-emerges over water in the Atlantic. → Read More

ALERT DAY: Tornado watch issued Friday for central NC

A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. → Read More

ALERT DAY: Severe storms forecast Friday for central NC

The main threat will be damaging winds above 60 mph, but an isolated tornado will be possible, also. → Read More

ALERT DAY: Severe storms move through Saturday morning

There is also a small chance of light rain, or even snow flurries, north of the Triangle Saturday afternoon as some leftover moisture quickly moves through on the backside of the system. → Read More

Strong cold front, severe storms heading for NC Saturday morning

All of central North Carolina is already under some type of severe weather risk. → Read More

Severe storms possible early Saturday then freezing temperatures by early Sunday

Lows Sunday morning will drop all the way into the mid to lower 20s, giving the entire area freezing temperatures. → Read More

Hearts of Hope Safe Haven helps disadvantaged youth

CBS 17 was able to get 26 of 31 forecasts correct in the month of January leading to the presentation of a $2,600 check to Hearts of Hope Safe Haven. → Read More

Friday snow timeline: When will it snow in the Raleigh area?

Rain turned to snow Thursday night, but this is just a taste of what’s to come Friday in central North Carolina. → Read More

6 central NC counties getting 2nd round of brine ahead of Friday’s snow, ice – are you impacted?

The NCDOT said Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties are getting another round of brine Friday along I-95, US-64, US-301 and US-264 despite being pre-treated both Wednesday and Thursday. → Read More

Western NC snowfall totals

Central North Carolina had more of an ice, rain and wind event. → Read More

Ice still biggest concern Sunday for central NC winter storm; some snow possible

Our biggest concern will be possible icing on roads, power lines and trees. → Read More

Winter storm timeline: What to expect and when in central North Carolina

So when can you expect wintry weather on Sunday? → Read More

Snow, rain, sleet: Sunday’s winter storm should be central NC’s biggest of the season

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – We are now three days away from the biggest winter storm of the season hitting central North Carolina and it could be a wintry mess. Snow, freezing rain, sleet, rain, cold temperatures, and wind are all in the forecast Sunday. The winter storm is currently over Montana but will dip down […] → Read More

I heard thunder in North Carolina this winter, so when will it snow?

The weather folklore says if you hear thunder in the winter in North Carolina, then you can expect snow within 10 days. Not so fast. “While there is a small amount of science behind that folklore, most of the time it doesn’t work that way”, CBS 17 Chief Meteorologist Wes Hohenstein said. This folklore is […] → Read More

Wes says ‘woah’ for snow and cold temps this winter in central NC

Last winter, only 1.6 inches of snow fell in the Triangle even though we had more than 17 inches of rain. → Read More

Strong solar flare could bring auroras to U.S. this weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A strong solar flare that erupted from the sun Thursday could lead to some auroras this weekend across parts of the United States. The geomagnetic storm that could develop could also result in some GPS and satellite issues. The current aurora forecast has the visible line getting as far south as […] → Read More

Smoke from wildfires thousands of miles away brings hazy conditions to central NC

The jet stream helps carry the smoke all the way across the country to North Carolina and the rest of the east coast. → Read More

WATCH: Microburst looking like tornado hits near NC coast

A microburst is a small column of intense sinking air sometimes found in a thunderstorm. They come with a strong thunderstorm and heavy rain, usually in the summer months. → Read More

When you can see the ‘Full Flower’ super blood moon in central NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Central North Carolina will have a chance to see a partial lunar eclipse — the “Full Flower” super blood moon — Wednesday morning, but it’s going to require getting up early. The “super moon” designation is given when the moon makes its closest approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit. While […] → Read More

Hundreds without power after severe storms hit central NC; another round forecast for Sunday

Nearly 900 customers just south of the Five Points area in Raleigh are without power. → Read More