Tornadoes, high winds, hail and flooding possible for area on Wednesday

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(WSPA) — Just days after four tornadoes hit the Upstate, more severe storms are expected across the area and that may include more tornadoes.

STORM REPORTS

  • 11:50am – a man in Elberton was knocked down by a lightning strike and is expected to recover.
  • 2:30pm – a camping area at Bobby Brown State Park was washed out in Elbert County.

WATCHES

Tornado Watch in Newberry Co. until 8 p.m.

Flash Flood Watch until late tonight
Elbert
Franklin
Stephens
Abbeville
Anderson
Greenwood

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FORECAST

T-storms producing heavy rain will affect the Upstate through early Wednesday afternoon.  While isolated strong/severe storms may occur with this round, a better chance will occur with another round of storms expected late Wednesday afternoon through evening.  The severe threat should start ending from the west after midnight.

 

threat map

HIGH Tornado outbreak, widespread severe weather
MODERATE Strong tornadoes, destructive winds, hail 2+ inches
ENHANCED A few tornadoes, damaging wind, large hail
SLIGHT Potential tornadoes, winds to 60 MPH, 1-2 inch hail
MARGINAL Low tornado threat, winds 45 – 60 MPH, 1 inch hail

Damaging wind, large hail and heavy rain are expected to be the main threats.

Tornadoes could spawn, especially in the Upstate and northeast Georgia in the late-afternoon through the evening.

Another line of storms is expected at night before storms clear out around midnight.

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The National Weather Service confirmed that four tornadoes hit Greenville, Pickens, Laurens and Union counties on Monday.

Tornadoes touched down near Berea, Laurens, Central and Whitmire.

The tornado in Union County was deadly. A 65-year-old man died when his mobile home flipped several times.

INJURIES

Greenville Health Systems says they treated 3 people were treated due to car crashes and 2 people slipped and fell on wet floors.

RADARS & FEATURES

 

Be Prepared

How to drive in snow or ice

AAA has some tips that help drivers trudge through conditions whenever winter weather hits the area.


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