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NWS confirms five tornadoes in Upstate, western NC

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New info is in from North Carolina as another tornado has been confirmed another tornado touched down in our viewing area, affecting southeast Rutherford Co. then moving into Alexander County. More details will be coming in on the strength and intensity

After dangerous storms with tornadoes, quieter weather returns to the area for the rest of this week with chilly mornings ahead!

Storms produced structural damage as well as some flooding in some areas, but thankfully those storms were fast-moving and are no longer of concern. STAY TUNED for information gathered on storm surveys in the coming days.

An EF2 tornado was confirmed in both Spartanburg County, packing winds between 120 mph. The path took it through Spartanburg Community College, along business 85 through New Cut Rd. It was one the ground for approx. 3 miles. One person was injured as their eardrum burst due to the drastic pressure change of the tornado. 

An EF1 tornado happened near Woodruff, SC in Spartanburg Co.The storm started near Green Pond and went through Saxon. It packed 95 mph winds and stayed on the ground for over 13 miles!

Spartanburg County emergency officials said an initial estimate of the damage was $6.6 million. They said most of it will be covered by insurance, but they still have a considerable amount of work to do before the estimate is finalized.

There was an EF2 tornado in NW Cherokee County, but we are still awaiting details on that one. Another tornado was confirmed in Rutherford County, North Carolina, and it was classified as an EF1. That totals 4 tornadoes so far that have been confirmed by NWS.

WATCH: Video of possible tornado ripping through Spartanburg Co.

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Frost and freeze concerns will be an issue for the mountains tonight as temps dip into the mid 30s there. Upstate will see lows around 40 degrees under clear skies.

Thursday will bring a chilly morning with temperatures in the 30s to low 40s, but highs reach the 50s and 60s…so it will be a touch cool! In fact, a FREEZE WARNING has been issued for much of the mountains and frost advisories into the northern Upstate.

The weekend brings the next cold front and chance of rain, most likely on Saturday into early Sunday. It looks like some much COLDER air lingers to start next week, including Halloween!

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