National Weather Service Confirms Tornadoes In Thursday's Severe Weather
At least four tornadoes were confirmed by the National Weather Service during Thursday's severe weather, the organization said Friday.
An EF-1 tornado also touched down west of Pineville. The EF-1 tornado, which is the second-weakest of of six types of tornadoes, has maximum sustained winds of 95 mph.
The tornado touchded down at 12:18 p.m. "almost exactly on the NC/SC line along Nations Ford Road," officials said, and continued east into Matthews and Union County.
An EF-0 tornado also was confirmed in Rowan County. That category of tornadoes has winds of 65-85 mph.
Much of the area continues to experience flooding and damage from uprooted and downed trees.