ASHEBORO N.C. – Forecasters with the National Weather Service office in Raleigh are warning of the possibility of severe thunderstorms starting this evening and continuing into Friday.
In the latest weather briefing the NWS say that showers and thunderstorms, will mainly impact the western part of the state, with some weaker storms reaching the Triad this evening. Strong to severe showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy rain, will move across the area in multiple rounds on Friday and Friday evening. Damaging winds, large hail and even a few tornadoes are possible along with localized flooding. The greatest risk is from near U.S. route 1 east.
Officials are urging citizens to stay #weatheraware by having a way to receive severe weather alerts. In Randolph County citizens can sign up for REACT (Randolph Emergency Alert Communication Technology) which provides email or text message alerts about severe weather as well as unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You can sign up on the county website.