The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a High Wind Watch, which is in effect from Thursday evening through Saturday morning.
Locations include mountains and Foothills of North Carolina such as the Northern Escarpment of Upstate South Carolina and extreme Northeast Georgia.
Northwest wind speeds estimated between 20 and 30 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph.
Potential impacts include numerous downed trees and power outages. Minor structural damage possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.