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Tornado Watch Issued for Central North Carolina

Tornado Watch Issued for Central North Carolina

The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather warning for multiple counties in OH and West Virginia, including Gallia County.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has declared this week Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.

2 p.m.: Simulated tornado warning will end.

Some of the thunderstorms could be severe with tornadoes and damaging winds the primary threats.

A National Weather Service forecaster said it's likely that officials won't be able to conduct a survey to determine if the damage actually resulted from a tornado touchdown until Sunday.

No rain is expected today, although winds will be 10-15 miles per hour, gusting to 25 miles per hour, according to the forecast. Another dozen outages were reported in Colleton County. If a tornado has touched down, or is spotted, a tornado warning will be put in place.

The watch will be issued at 1:00 pm and the warnings will be issued at 1:45 pm. FutureTrack shows the heaviest rainfall falling across northwest Louisiana.

A Tornado Watch is now in effect for much of the KQ2 viewing area. The risk for tornadoes is higher southwest of Richmond.

The Live 5 First Alert Weather team declared Sunday a First Alert Weather Day because of the possibility of severe weather.

The unsafe weather threat should end "prior to daybreak" on Saturday as the cold front is expected to clear the area of storms, according to forecasters.

Monday's going to be "a very washout morning", News 12 meteorologist Bruce Avery said. Check back for updates.