The storms prediction center upgraded the area from a slight risk to an enhanced risk around 12:30 p.m. It was unclear if this was separate from the one reported minutes earlier.
Along with the damaging wind, hail and tornado threat right along the warm front, heavy rain is likely everywhere. Tree damage is likely.> This unsafe thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of northern Davie and northeastern Iredell Counties, including the following locations: Farmington and Sheffield.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.TAKE COVER NOW!
Showers and thunderstorms will continue to move through North Florida and South Georgia.
Japan's Cabinet approves bill for abdication of emperor
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Sweden drops rape probe against Assange
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