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Rains and storms rolled through the Upstate Saturday afternoon

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Rain and storms rolled through the Upstate Saturday afternoon.

FOX Carolina meteorologist, Andy Wood, said rain and storms threatened about 30 percent of the region. As of mid-afternoon, storms were centered around the Clemson University area, in Greenville and Spartanburg. He expects them to be in the southern part of the Upstate and into the midlands of South Carolina by evening.

Severe weather threats were low, but there may be some scattered wind damage in a few places. Flash flooding is not expected.

Areas of Oconee County did see rising waters in the Pickett Post Road area of Walhalla. Deputy Fire Chief, Grahl Haney, said his crews responded to areas of the road with about two feet of water. He said the rains took down trees that fell on to power lines in some places.

Just after 5 p.m., Duke Energy reported power outages in some areas. Greenville County had 20 outages and Spartanburg, 36. There were 477 outages in Pickens County.

Henderson County, N.C. saw more than 250 outages. Catawba and Caldwell Counties had 165 and 120 outages, respectively.

Wood said rains and storms will diminish though the night and clear overnight.

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