The French meteorology agency issued orange weather warnings (the second highest on a four-tier scale) at 10:27 (local time) on Thursday, November 14, for 11 departments in eastern France (Saône et Loire, Loire, Rhône, Ain, Isère, Drôme, Ardèche, Vaucluse, Bouche-du-Rhône, Var, and Alpes Maritimes). The agency has forecast severe snow to affect the Rhône-Alpes, while thunderstorms are expected in the Var, Rhône, and Vaucluse departments, and subversive waves on the southeastern coast. The alert will remain in effect until Friday, November 15, at 06:00 (local time).
Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming hours.
Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports and prepare for transportation disruptions (including road closures).
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