It was a busy morning for us in the weather center! A storm blew through Anderson this morning producing downed trees and damaged homes. This was likely caused by a "downburst" that was created from the extremely heavy rainfall and rain cooled air. The damage was localized, and a tornado isn't suspected.
On the other side of our area, a funnel cloud was spotted near Gaffney late morning. This was with a rotating storm that packed winds between 40-50 mph. A tornado most likely never touched down, but with reports of a funnel and the rotation we decided to go on the air with coverage.
Heavy was the greatest threat this morning, as many roads were flooded! But, the sun came out late morning which is helping to dry us out! We'll still have some moisture lingering at the surface tonight, so fog will develop overnight. Expect patchy dense fog for the morning commute on Wednesday.
Quiet weather, and a little warm, through this week. Then, a cold front moves in for the weekend to bring a BIG temp drop for Sunday. I'll have more on that and our potentially cold and wet winter through this week!