...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT NORTHEASTERN MCDOWELL...SOUTHERN CALDWELL AND NORTHERN BURKE COUNTIES UNTIL 4:15 PM EDT...

At 3:41 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 9 miles northeast of Marion, or 4 miles northwest of Lake James, moving northeast at 35 mph.

Locations to be impacted include...Lenoir, Morganton, Sawmills, Granite Falls, Valdese, Gamewell, Hudson, Cajah's Mountain, Drexel and Connelly Springs.

Nickel size hail will be possible in these areas.

LAT...LON 3580 8134 3577 8136 3567 8196 3583 8208

3597 8182 3596 8181 3598 8179 3604 8168

TIME...MOT...LOC 1941Z 238DEG 32KT 3580 8194