Severe weather headed our way

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Frank T. Thomason, chief of Emergency Services for Rowan County, has shared this press release from the National Weather Service:
A cold front draped across the Tennessee Valley will sag southeast into the Carolinas this afternoon through late evening.
A very moist and increasingly unstable atmosphere will promote the regeneration of a new round of thunderstorms this afternoon through the evening. Current weather model information suggests the severe weather will be in the form of swaths of damaging winds and a few tornadoes.
A rough estimate of a start time would be early to mid-afternoon in northeast Georgia, then shifting east and northeast across South Carolina and western North Carolina.
People should be aware of the latest weather conditions through local media and NOAA All Hazards Radio. Emergency Action Plans should also be reviewed, including local governments, schools and hospitals.