Risk for severe weather in SC on Sunday just increased, forecasters say

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Carpenter said the winds will likely be strong throughout the day gusting up to 40 miles per hour. Strong tornadoes are possible.

The June 2014 tornado was the first time Dane County had used its new siren system. "So Walker County is included in that", he said. Most cities and counties will activate outdoor warning siren systems. This means conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form. It was not fully automated in 2014. For more information about Duke's emergency response plan for tornados, visit the DukeALERT website.

The National Weather Service said the tornado watch, which covers much of central and western North Carolina, will expire at 11 p.m.

A tornado watch is in effect for The T&D Region until 7 p.m.

They also say it is okay to move your vehicles to higher ground.

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"I'm thinking that I need to take it like it's the real thing so I know what to expect when or if a real one comes through", Abbey Olson, another student, said.

The app sends automatic alerts for watches and warnings affecting your area and features videos from the Live 5 team and an always-updated forecast.

During a Thursday briefing with local emergency agency officials, weather service meteorologists said they are anxious the rainy system may slow once it arrives in the Shoals, bringing continuous rainfall throughout the day. "We know that under our coat hooks is the safest place for the students".

Sirens are primarily used to warn people who are outside.

If the weather forecasts are accurate, it's going to be a soggy and cold weekend.

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