Tornado Watch warnings were prompted Tuesday afternoon in the Piedmont Triad as Fred, weakened from a tropical storm to a depression early Tuesday as it trekked inland, is spreading severe weather and heavy rains over the U.S. Southeast.
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1:20 a.m. update: There are 534 power outages reported in Wilkes County and 325 outages in Alleghany County, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
1:05 a.m. update: Tornado warning issued for Surry and Patrick counties until 1:30 a.m.
12:30 a.m. update: Tornado warning for Surry, Carroll counties until 1:00 a.m.
12:10 a.m. update: Tornado warning issued for Surry County. Seek shelter if you’re in the affected area.
10:45 p.m. update: Tornado warning issued for Surry, Wilkes, and Yadkin County until 11:15 p.m.
10:30 p.m. update: Tornado watch is still in effect for Davie County until 2 a.m. Wednesday.
7:20 p.m. update: A tornado watch is in effect for Davie, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, Yadkin until 2:00 a.m. Wednesday.
3:20 pm update
- A tornado warning has been issued for Patrick County (V.A.)
2:45 p.m. update: A tornado warning has been issued for Rockingham, Stokes and Patrick counties until 3:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m. update: Tornado warnings for Alleghany and Wilkes counties have expired
2:2o p.m. update: A tornado warning has been issued for Caswell County until 3 p.m.
1:50 p.m. update: A tornado warning has been issued for Alleghany and Wilkes counties until 2:30 p.m.
1:20 p.m. update: Tornado warning issued for Wilkes County
1:15 p.m. update:
- The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office says they observed a tornado touchdown in the Hunting Creek community.
1:05 p.m. update
- Tornado warning remains in effect for Wilkes County
- Tornado Watch issued for Surry, Wilkes, Alleghany, Stokes, Yadkin, and Rockingham counties until 7 p.m.
- Tornado warning for Yadkin County has expired
12:30 p.m. update
- Tornado warning issued for Wilkes and Yadkin counties until 1:15 p.m.
11:50 a.m. update
- Tornado warning issued for Wilkes County
The National Weather Service said Fred spawned several tornadoes in Georgia, and flash flooding and mudslides were possible in mountainous areas as it moves toward the mid-Atlantic states.