Potentially Deadly Day Thursday for the Carolinas as Powerful Storm System Moves In

Heads up everyone as tomorrow is our day (Thursday). Have a plan of action/safety especially if you are in the purple area. But even the orange and yellow as well as other shaded areas can also see severe, including damaging winds and tornadoes.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a rare level 4/5 outlook for eastern NC, SC, and GA for tomorrow. A High Risk is the only level higher than a Moderate Risk. From late morning into the later afternoon, residents should remain on alert for any threatening weather. Remember, you don’t always get a warning if your area will be hit by a tornado, so if you hear a freight train sound, activate your plan of safety quickly.

And remember, just because you are in Charlotte and not in the pink/purple or any other map discrepancies does not mean you won’t see a tornado. Anywhere on the map, a tornado is possible tomorrow. Always consult your local NWS for official information and anyone on the map should be made aware of the potential.

This can turn out to be an extremely dangerous situation as storms start to form on Thursday. Keep your phone turned on and make sure it’s set to receive severe weather alerts. Remaining in a car or in a mobile home tomorrow during a tornado is not recommended.

Everyone will be safe if they have a plan of action and execute it if needed. Thankfully we can be aware of these situations a day in advance with technology these days.

Pretty much a good day to NOT get caught out on the roads, as being in a vehicle during a tornado is extremely dangerous. Keep an eye out tonight as the storms make their way from Alabama to our region tonight and early tomorrow.

Go time is tomorrow early afternoon. Stay safe!

Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!