National Weather Service issues Hazardous Weather Outlook for East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Southwest North Carolina

Published 9:34 am Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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Morristown — The National Weather Service office in Morristown has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of southwest North Carolina, east Tennessee, and southwest Virginia, effective today through Tuesday.

Today and Tonight: A robust weather system is forecasted to sweep across the region tonight and into Thursday, bringing strong southeast winds to the higher terrain of the East Tennessee mountains. A high wind warning has been issued for this event.

Thursday through Tuesday: The same weather system is expected to usher in showers and thunderstorms across the area, with some storms potentially becoming strong to severe on Thursday. Localized flooding is also possible, particularly in areas experiencing multiple rounds of heavy rainfall.

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Additionally, strong southeast winds are anticipated in the higher terrain of the East Tennessee mountains, persisting into Thursday afternoon. Gusty winds are likely to continue into Thursday night and Friday, with gusts exceeding 40 mph, especially over elevated areas.

Residents are advised to stay informed about changing weather conditions and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety during this period.