Tornado watch issued for Carter County until 8 p.m. Friday
Published 2:12 pm Friday, May 6, 2022
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The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a tornado watch effective until 8 p.m. Friday for Carter County and 30 surrounding counties.
Local counties include Greene, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington County.
Tornado Watches are issued for broad areas where conditions exist for the development of twisters, while Tornado Warnings are issued for highly localized areas where a tornado is imminent or has been detected on radar.
The National Weather Service issues a tornado watch when tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. Review and discuss your emergency plans and check supplies and your safe room.
Be ready to act quickly if a warning is issued or you suspect a tornado is approaching. Acting early helps to save lives!
Watches are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where tornadoes may occur. The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.