Fallen trees and power outages after Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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Power lines and trees down in Morganton fell after Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued. (Credit: Morganton public safety)

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for several counties affecting our FOX 46 viewership area.

Warnings have been issued in the following counties:

  • Catawba County until 3:30 p.m.
  • Iredell County until 3 p.m.
  • Northwestern Rowan County until 3 p.m.
  • Southwestern Alexander County until 2:45 p.m.
  • Eastern Caldwell County until 2:45 p.m.

Power outages had been reported in Morganton and were expected to be restored by 8 p.m. after trees and branches had fallen on power lines.

Additionally a Heat Advisory has been issued for Saturday in our area with heat indices expected to range from 105-110 in many neighborhoods. Actual air temps will top out in the mid-to-upper 90's with high dew points. As we’ve been saying all week, take it easy & stay hydrated if outdoors!


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