Good Morning to everyone. I hope that your Friday is off to a good start. If you could please take a second to read this.
The remnants of what was Hurricane Harvey will be moving through central Tennessee and into Kentucky. This means we will be on the right side of its circulation.
There is a tornado risk today. A fairly moderate tornado risk. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has issued a Enhanced risk of severe weather including Tornadoes for the Foothills and Western Piedmont areas of North Carolina... This includes - Morganton, Hickory, Taylorsville, Shelby, Gastonia, Lincolnton, Charlotte, Concord, Statesville, Mooresville, Granite Falls, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Monroe, Asheboro, Southern Pines, Troy, Rockingham, Chesterfield, SC, Bennettsville, SC, Gibson, SC, Cheraw, SC, Jefferson, SC, and Pageland, SC.
A slight risk has been issued for areas near Asheville, Boone, Greensboro, Winston Salem, Raleigh, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Hilton Head.
The Tornado Risk is for the enhanced area is 10% .. Which is high for our area. That peaks our attention anytime it gets over 2%.
Please take this threat serious. The only saving grace will be the cloud cover. If we see clearing skies or thinning of the clouds that will increase our instability. Storms will also produce some damaging winds, and isolated flash flooding is not out of the picture.
Storms start to fire after lunch and will last through the early evening. Treat any storm that you experience today like their is a potential for it to rotate.
Watches and Warnings may be issued later on today.
Be weather aware today and seek shelter into a safe place should a warning be issued.