The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area. A tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.

The current NWS watch is in effect until 11 p.m.

Please monitor local weather reports for the latest information.

Resources include:

TV Stations: WXII, WFMY,  WGHP  or Spectrum News Triad

National Weather Service

The University recommends keeping cell phones charged and set to receive calls and text messages.

Updates will be posted here.

In the event of a tornado warning, Wake Forest will use the Wake Alert emergency notification system to communicate with students, faculty, and staff.  An announcement would be posted on the Wake Alert web site and the University’s home page at; sent by text, email and voice mail; and posted on the Wake Alert Twitter and Facebook accounts.