HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING

HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING…

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a High Wind Watch, which is in effect from Thursday evening through Saturday morning.

* LOCATIONS…Mountains and Foothills of North Carolina including the Northern Escarpment of Upstate South Carolina and extreme Northeast Georgia.

* HAZARDS…Strong to damaging winds.

* TIMING…Beginning Thursday night and continuing into Saturday morning.

* WINDS…Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* IMPACTS…Numerous downed trees and power outages likely. Minor structural damage possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

David Wheeler for NC Senate District 47