Tornado watch issued for portion of SC

A flash flood watch remains in effect thorough Wednesday afternoon for the region.

Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich says the storms that are moving into the area will bring the possibility of hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes.

According to the National Weather Service, which issued the tornado watch that began at 10:10 a.m., showers and thunderstorms are likely today.

In addition to the severe threat, flash flood watches continue from Georgia to southwest Virginia Wednesday, including the Atlanta, Columbia, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham metro areas.

Residents should remain indoors and keep in mind that severe hail can potentially smash auto windshields, cause injuries and punch holes in roofs, the National Weather Service said.

Download the WESH 2 News app to be aware of alerts, listen to NOAA Weather radio, or tune in to Channel 4 when there is impending severe weather.

Heavy rain will also be possible at times across the watch area.

Other scattered severe thunderstorms are expected in parts of Georgia, the Carolinas, westward into the southern Appalachians.

Steadier rain will be possible overnight Wednesday into early Thursday morning. The Lowcountry can look forward to a hot and sunny Memorial Day weekend with highs in the 90s.

  • Rosalie Stanley