Franklin County Emergency Management Severe Weather is advising residents that over the next few days the area will be affected by waves of severe weather.
The storms will hit late Monday night into Tuesday, with forecasts of 2 to 3 inches of rain, with strong wind gusts that could potentially be in excess of 70 mph with an average of 50 to 55 mph.
The area will also be at an increased risk for tornadoes as well as an increased risk for river and coastal flooding and rip currents.
If you live in a low lying area or along the water, take precautions now. It is likely that you may experience power outages as a result of the incoming weather.
To report power outages or downed power lines call Duke Energy at 800-769-3766 or go to their website.
Please monitor the weather closely for updates.