Weather Alerts

Special Weather Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Spartanburg
  • Union
  • Cherokee
  • Polk
  • Rutherford
  • McDowell
  • Mitchell
  • Yancey

Caldwell Mountains-Greater Caldwell-Burke Mountains-Greater Burke-
McDowell Mountains-Eastern McDowell-Rutherford Mountains-
Greater Rutherford-Polk Mountains-Eastern Polk-Spartanburg-
Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Bethlehem,
Ellendale, Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point,
Statesville, Mooresville, Farmington, Fork Church, Mocksville,
Advance, Swiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick,
Mount Mitchell State Park, Spruce Pine, Poplar, Hickory, Newton,
St. Stephens, Salisbury, Shelby, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton,
Crouse, Gastonia, Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews, Concord,
Kannapolis, Monroe, Trinity, Indian Trail, Weddington, Patterson,
Kings Creek, Lenoir, Sawmills, Granite Falls, Jonas Ridge,
Morganton, Pleasant Grove, Valdese, Ashford, Sugar Hill,
Woodlawn, Old Fort, Marion, Nebo, Dysartsville, Fero, Glenwood,
Lake Lure, Forest City, Rutherfordton, Spindale, Saluda, Tryon,
Columbus, Lake Adger, Mill Spring, Spartanburg, Gaffney, Catawba,
Rock Hill, Union, Monarch Mills, Blackstock, Chester, Cornwell,
and Great Falls
1037 PM EST Sat Jan 21 2017


Abundant low level moisture from recent rainfall is combining with
light winds across the region to produce areas of fog across much
of the western Carolinas. Patchy dense fog could form overnight,
especially across the northern mountains, the foothills, and the
piedmont of western North Carolina, as well in the northern
Upstate of South Carolina from Spartanburg County to Chester
County and points north. Visibility may be restricted to one
quarter mile or less at times in the patchy dense fog and the
visibility could vary greatly over short distances.

Allow extra travel time and stopping distance if you must travel
through the affected area overnight. Use low beam headlights and
fog lamps while driving in order to see and be seen by others. The
visibility may improve as heavier rain showers arrive from the
south toward daybreak.


Here are the latest weather warnings for Upstate SC, Western NC and NE Georgia.