Tornado Watch in effect until 8 p.m. for Rutherford County

Jan. 30, 2013 @ 01:27 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 21 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN NORTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 24 COUNTIES

IN PIEDMONT NORTH CAROLINA

CABARRUS CLEVELAND DAVIE GASTON IREDELL LINCOLN MECKLENBURG ROWAN UNION

IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

ALEXANDER AVERY BUNCOMBE BURKE CALDWELL CATAWBA HAYWOOD HENDERSON MADISON MCDOWELL MITCHELL POLK RUTHERFORD TRANSYLVANIA YANCEY

IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 COUNTIES

IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA

ABBEVILLE ANDERSON CHEROKEE CHESTER GREENVILLE GREENWOOD LAURENS PICKENS SPARTANBURG UNION YORK

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF... ABBEVILLE... ANDERSON... ASHEVILLE... BAKERSVILLE... BREVARD... BURNSVILLE... CHARLOTTE... CHESTER... COLUMBUS... CONCORD... EASLEY... GAFFNEY... GASTONIA... GREENVILLE... GREENWOOD... HENDERSONVILLE... HICKORY... LAURENS... LINCOLNTON... MARION... MARSHALL... MOCKSVILLE... MONROE... MOORESVILLE... MORGANTON... NEWLAND... NEWTON... ROCK HILL... RUTHERFORDTON... SALISBURY... SHELBY... SPARTANBURG... STATESVILLE... TAYLORSVILLE... UNION AND WAYNESVILLE.