Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Tornado watch in effect for Tri-County thro — FIRST ALERT WEATHER

Sirens will sound twice Thursday for statewide tornado drill FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY will continue through Friday: 'Particularly dangerous situation'
Deanna Wagner | 16 April, 2018, 04:15

Watches are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where tornadoes may occur.

The now-canceled watch covered Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties.

As of 9:12 a.m. this morning, the Red Flag Warning was in effect until 8 p.m. for gusty winds and low relative humidity.

The Williamsburg County watch remains in effect until 11 p.m.

Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast for Wednesday when the highs will warm up to between 55 and 60. "Pick up any lightweight objects around the yard and use caution on the roads". "The overnight lows on Sunday night and Monday night will be in the low to mid 60s".

Santee Electric Coop reported 180 customers without power in Williamsburg County. It's part of the Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness week.

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It's Severe Weather Awareness Week, and as communities across the state test their sirens, one local farmer knows first-hand how important it is to be prepared. There is also an evening mock tornado warning to be issued at 6:45 pm. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall.

"We also can't rule out a tornado", Carpenter said.

The chance for severe weather increased for much of SC on Sunday morning.

A meteorological "kitchen sink" will be thrown at the Rock Hill area and the rest of the western Carolinas on Sunday, with flooding and severe storms possible during the afternoon and evening.

Janda called cell phone alerts the biggest "game changer" in emergency alert technology, but says his department is continually looking at ways to improve the system.

We encourage you to stay up to date with the latest updates into the weekend as new information becomes available.