Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Smithfield

Published 4:23 pm Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 4:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Smithfield through 5:15 p.m.

According to the alert, radar indicated a severe thunderstorm at 4:37 p.m. moving northeast at 25 mph.

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The NWS is warning expect damage to trees and power lines from possible 60 mph wind gusts, and to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

The entire county remains under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. tonight.