A tornado WATCH continues for the eastern Upstate through 9 PM. Flash Flood Watch continues until 10PM because our ground is still saturated and flooding could happen quickly under heavy downpours.
Thunderstorms will remain possible across the region into the evening hours, gradually diminishing as the night wears. All thunderstorms should be out of the region by 10 PM, but the threat for a few more strong to severe storms will continue until at least 8 PM.
Laurens and Union counties were placed under a Tornado Warning until 3:30 p.m. Schools in Union County delayed dismissal until the warning was lifted.
Newberry County was under a Tornado Warning until 4 p.m. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division said a tornado was moving through the Prosperity and Pomeria area.
The Newberry County Fire Chief said firefighters saw a tornado in the prosperity area.
Rain will move out Wednesday night, leaving some clouds for Thursday and a chance for rain in the mountains. An isolated showers is possible for the Upstate, otherwise expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the 70s.
Friday looks totally dry and really nice with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s area-wide with plenty of sunshine. Saturday will follow suit, but temps will warm up to close to 90 in the Upstate and low 80s in the mountains.
A chance for rain is back Sunday and Monday, but storms should be pretty isolated. The best chance for rain will be in the mountains through Memorial Day.
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