Alert - National Weather Service Threat Assessment for Northeast South Carolina and Southeast North Carolina on Wednesday, February 24

The Wilmington, NC office of the National Weather Service has cautioned that a SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL exists for northeastern SC and southeast NC ON Wednesday, February 24.

There is a Slight to Enhanced Risk for severe thunderstorms during Wednesday, February 24, as a strong cold front approaches and moves across the area.

Timing: Although there could be a few severe storms around in the morning, the risk is expected to be at its greatest during the afternoon.

Threats: The primary threat is for some locations receiving damaging wind gusts to 70 mph. A secondary risk includes the potential for one or more tornadoes, and large hail greater than one inch.

Confidence: Confidence is at a moderate level for this event across portions of northeast SC and southeast NC.

Considerations: The timing of severe weather will coincide with school and business hours. Schools as well as other organizations and agencies are encouraged to take time today (February 23) to review their severe weather safety plans and review their tornado sheltering procedures. Be prepared to act quickly if warnings are issued for your location. Closely monitor weather conditions during Wednesday.

Next National Weather Service Update: About 8:00 a.m. on February 24, unless weather conditions change.

The accompanying chart is intended to help you understand thunderstorm risk categories.

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