Forecasters warned of severe thunderstorms that were expected to move through the western Carolinas on Thursday evening.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for all of the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia until 9 p.m.
Forecasters said that a cluster of thunderstorms will move south into western North Carolina by Thursday afternoon, and more storms will likely develop ahead of the cluster. They said the storms could produce large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning.
By 2 p.m., a few severe thunderstorm warnings had been issued, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Experts urged people to seek shelter inside and away from windows if they see a thunderstorm approaching. They said people should stay indoors until the storm passes.
In addition to the severe storms, forecasters said temperatures will once again climb into the upper 90s in the Upstate and lower to middle 90s in the mountains. FOX Carolina Meteorologist Alexandra Wilson said that the forecast high for Greenville of 99 degrees will break a record for the day if it is reached.
The heat remains in the forecast until early next week, when temps are forecast to dip to seasonal averages. However, the chances for storms remain in the forecast for the next seven days.
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