UPDATE 2:15 PM: Tornado warnings issued for the following counties:
UPDATE:11:10AM: A Tornado Watch has been issued for several Upstate, Western North Carolina and Georgia counties.
The following counties are under a Tornado Watch until 5 p.m.:
Graham County Schools announced they would be dismissing early Friday due to possible flooding concerns. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. and middle and high schools will dismiss at noon.
UPDATE: 9:40AM: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for southeastern Henderson County, southwestern Polk County and north central Greenville County until 10:15 a.m.
UPDATE 9:10 AM: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for northern Greenville and Pickens counties until 9:45 a.m.
UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Anderson, Pickens and Oconee counties until 9:30 a.m.
Franklin and Stephens counties are also under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 9:15 a.m.
(WSPA) – Severe storm chances are high through early afternoon in Western North Carolina and in the Upstate, with a threat of damaging wind gusts, a few brief tornadoes and large hail.
Rain amounts may top 2 inches in some areas.
Scattered showers will be around for Saturday along with chill temperatures, but skies clear just in time for Easter Sunday.