By about 1:20 p.m., NWS radar had begun picking up storms in western North and SC.
The focal point for severe weather late Wednesday afternoon and evening will be a warm front surging in from the south. In addition to the warnings in the Piedmont, there is a "slight" chance for severe weather across the state, forecasters said. Conditions are favorable for some of these storms to produce severe weather in the form of damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning and very heavy rain, the NWS said.
There were six reports of tornadoes in southern Georgia Tuesday afternoon, including one confirmed tornado that tracked just north of Tybee Island.
The storm caused about $10 million in damage across four counties, according to WCCO TV.
The counties included under the tornado watch are Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton and Beaufort as well as Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Edgefield, Hampton, Jasper, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter. High will reach the middle 80s beginning Saturday and then last through Memorial Day.
The National Weather Service's computer models of expected activity over Northeast Florida in the next 36 hours. Mainly dry now, but we'll see the clouds build, the winds increase and the storms develop later today.
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