Severe Threat Returns Wednesday


Tuesday was a very active day across the southeast. Dozens of tornado warnings were issued from Mississippi to South Carolina.

Locally, storms produced heavy rain that lead to localized flooding with some areas receiving 2-3″ of rain within just a few hours. The greater threat for severe storms today will be damaging wind gusts, isolated tornadoes, and even large hail.

Severe Threats

Temps will warm to near 80 this afternoon with breaks in cloud cover aiding in this quick warm-up. This along with an increase in moisture across the region will make it feel muggy this afternoon. It also gives us more of a spark for isolated severe storms to pop as a warm front lifts across the region. The timeline for these afternoon storms will be 4 pm – 10 pm. A line of storms will move into the region ahead of a strong cold front. The severe threat will be highest for storms embedded within this line for areas west of I-85 after midnight.

We are in the middle of severe weather season here in the Carolinas so everyone needs to have a severe weather safety plan in place, especially with late-night storms expected. Make sure you have multiple ways to receive important weather information. Download the WCCB Weather App for all the latest weather updates.