The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Southeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina... Northeastern Rutherford County in western North Carolina... Southwestern Burke County in western North Carolina until 4:45 PM EDT.
At 4:00 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 10 miles north of Rutherfordton, moving northeast at 15 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Minor hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to trees and power lines.
* Locations impacted include... Lake James State Park, Lake James, Nebo, Shingle Hollow, Sugar Hill, Thermal City, Glenwood, Fero, Dysartsville and Union Mills.
* AFFECTED AREAS: BURKE, NC ... MCDOWELL, NC ... RUTHERFORD, NC
Scattered trees and power lines will be blown down in the warned area. Seek shelter inside an interior room. Brief damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines over small areas. A brief period of large hail is also possible. Seek shelter inside an interior room. Please report damaging winds, hail, or flooding to the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg by calling toll free, 1, 800, 2 6 7, 8 1 0 1, or by posting on our Facebook page, or Tweet it using hashtag nwsgsp. Your message should describe the event and the specific location where it occurred.