High Winds Warning Posted

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Hanna will bring strong winds to much of Central North Carolina overnight into Saturday.

East and Northeast winds are expected to steadily increase from South to North through overnight hours as tropical storm Hanna approaches from the South. Winds will remain strong through mid morning Saturday...Then will gradually diminish Saturday afternoon as Hanna moves North Northeast away from Northeast North Carolina.

Johnston-Harnett-Wayne-Scotland-Hoke-Cumberland-Sampson-including the cities of...Smithfield...Lillington...Goldsboro...
Laurinburg...Raeford...Fayetteville...Clinton will likely be affected.

High wind warning remains in effect until noon Today.

Winds from the East and Northeast will increase to 35 to 45 mph overnight... With gusts near 50 mph possible. The strongest winds
Will likely occur through 10 AM. These winds will likely occur for 3 to 4 hours at any one spot.

A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. These wind speeds can lead to property damage...Along with widespread power outages resulting from downed trees and power lines. Residents in the warning areas should prepare now for a possible loss of power... Including gathering flashlights... Batteries... And a battery powered radio. Make sure outdoor objects are secured or brought inside.

Warren-Halifax-Franklin-Nash-Edgecombe-Wake-Wilson, including the cities of...Warrenton...Roanoke Rapids...Louisburg...Nashville...Rocky mount...Raleigh...Wilson has a high wind warning that remains in effect until 4 pm this afternoon...

Winds from the East and Northeast will increase to 35 to 40 mph through Saturday morning...With gusts of near 50 mph possible. The strongest winds will likely occur between 4 am and 2 pm. These winds will likely occur for 3 to 4 hours at any one spot.


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