Hazardous Weather Outlook For Tonight Issued by National Weather Service

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northeast Georgia, piedmont North Carolina, western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.
DAY ONE…Today and tonight.
Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to move into the North Carolina mountains from east Tennessee this evening and move east across the remainder of the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia from late evening through the overnight hours.
In addition to isolated damaging wind gusts, the strongest storms will be capable of producing isolated brief tornadoes.
Isolated large hail and localized flash flooding cannot be ruled out. While the threat for severe weather will be slightly higher across the mountains, severe thunderstorms are possible anywhere across the area tonight.
Georgia Power is prepared to respond to predicted severe weather across the state that is expected to impact parts of Georgia carrying the potential for damaging winds, heavy rain, excessive lightning and hail.
The company is continuously monitoring weather conditions and resources are in place, ready to respond to customer outages caused by storms.
Georgia Power reminds customers to stay safe and be prepared. Resources on GeorgiaPower.com/Storm and via the Georgia Power mobile app can help customers prepare and stay informed. The company is committed to connecting with customers before, during and after severe weather.
Staying informed is most important during an emergency. Georgia Power has developed multiple ways for customers to stay connected.
Tools You Can Use to Stay Connected & Informed
· Outage Alerts – Customers subscribed to our free Georgia Power Outage Alert service will receive personalized notifications and updates via text message. Check that your contact number is up to date to receive the latest information.
· Outage & Storm Center – Available at www.georgiapower.com/storm, customers can visit this site to check their contact information is updated to receive Outage Alerts, report and check the status of outages, and access useful safety tips and information. Customers can also report and check the status of an outage 24 hours a day by contacting Georgia Power at 888-891-0938.
· Outage Map – Housed within the Outage & Storm Center, Georgia Power’s interactive Outage Map provides near real-time information, allowing users to see where outages are occurring across the state and track estimated restoration times.
· Georgia Power Mobile App – Download the Georgia Power mobile app for Apple and Android devices to access storm and outage information on the go.
· @GeorgiaPower on X (Twitter) – Follow @GeorgiaPower on X for storm tips, outage updates, customer service and more.
Before, During and After a Storm Safety Tips
Before a Storm: Stay aware, heed advice from officials, and check the weather forecast before heading outdoors. Check your emergency kit and family plan. Unplug major appliances and charge cell phones in case you lose power.
During a Storm: Take safe shelter inside a sturdy building away from windows and doors. Avoid contact with conductors of electricity – appliances, metal objects and water.
After a Storm: Never touch any downed or low-hanging wire, including telephone or TV wires that touch a power line. Never pull tree limbs off of power lines yourself or enter areas with debris or fallen trees as downed power lines may be buried in wreckage. Customers should call 911 or Georgia Power immediately if they see a fallen or low-hanging power line.
Georgia Power is prepared to respond to outages safely and as quickly as weather conditions allow.