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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in effect for multiple counties Thursday afternoon

Multiple counties have been under the warning this afternoon.
A First Alert is in place for the remainder of Thursday as high temperatures and severe thunderstorm potential hit the Carolinas.
Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 3:33 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A First Alert is in place for the remainder of Thursday as high temperatures and severe thunderstorm potential hit the Carolinas.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is currently in effect for Union County until 6 p.m., while Anson and Stanly counties have been extended to 6:15 p.m. Richmond County is under a warning until 7:15 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Chester and York counties in South Carolina until 5:30 p.m. A warning is in effect for Chesterfield and Lancaster counties until 6:15 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect in Anson, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Richmond, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly and Union counties until 9 p.m.

A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for Stanly County until 8 p.m.

In addition, a Flood Advisory is in effect in Cabarrus and Rowan counties until 9 p.m.

Storms are moving to the southeast at 15 mph, and are capable of producing damaging winds, hail, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall.

Hot temperatures and humidity have also triggered a heat advisory until 8 p.m.

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