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National Weather Service: Radar-confirmed tornados near Saluda, Lancaster

The National Weather Service has increased the likelihood that severe weather could hit central North Carolina on Wednesday.

Due to the severe weather, Duval and many other surrounding counties are also under a tornado watch until 6 p.m.

The watch is in effect until 11 p.m.as a gold front pushes through the area.

The forecast thunderstorms could produce damaging wind gusts or tornadoes. The storms had wind gusts of almost 39 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service's computer models of expected activity over Northeast Florida in the next 36 hours.

The newspaper also reports numerous trees have been toppled and there are multiple reports of property damage near the Davie County line. Morton said no injuries have been reported so far. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.

Avery, Burke, Chesterfield (S.C.), Caldwell, Cabarrus, Chester (S.C.), Cleveland, Catawba, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Union and York (S.C.) were all issued with tornado watches.

A second radar-indicated torando was moving toward the town of Lancaster just after 4 p.m., the Weather Service said. However, additional showers and storms are possible during the afternoon.

"There will be a lot of thunder and lightning overnight Wednesday and it will continue through Thursday morning", Maloch said.

On Friday and Saturday skies will be sunny and temperatures will hover in the 80s.


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