Tornado Watch for Western North Carolina: Stay Safe!

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Asheville, NC A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Western North Carolina, including Asheville, Hendersonville, and Waynesville. The watch is in effect until 7 p.m. EST.

The National Weather Service is warning of the possibility of strong thunderstorms, including tornadoes, in the watch area. Damaging winds, large hail, and flash flooding are also possible.

Residents in the watch area should be prepared for severe weather and take precautions to stay safe. This includes staying indoors, away from windows, and seeking shelter if a tornado warning is issued.

Strong winds are also expected in South Carolina and Georgia. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for those states, which is in effect until 11 p.m. EST.

Wind gusts of up to 60 mph are possible, and there is a chance of isolated tornadoes. Residents in South Carolina and Georgia should also be prepared for severe weather and take precautions to stay safe.

Here are some additional details about the weather system:

  • The system is expected to move east-northeastward throughout the day.
  • The greatest risk for severe weather is in the watch area in Western North Carolina.
  • The wind advisory is in effect for all of South Carolina and most of Georgia.

Residents in the affected areas should:

  • Stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Seek shelter if a tornado warning is issued.
  • Monitor the weather closely for updates.
  • Be prepared for power outages and other disruptions.

The National Weather Service is urging residents to take this weather system seriously and to be prepared for severe weather.

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