What to Do During a Tornado Warning

Here is information about the upcoming severe weather threat for this afternoon from Florence County Emergency Management.

IMPACTS: All modes of severe weather are possible today including tornadoes, large hail, strong winds and even flash flooding. These threats will happen in 3 different rounds starting at noon today, then another round this evening and overnight, and round three early Thursday morning. The most active rounds will be round 1 and 2. Round three will mainly feature gusty winds and a few downpours for the Thursday morning drive.


Damaging wind- A few of the storms today will be capable of producing winds of 60 to 70 mph.  The greatest likelihood of winds of that strength will come from lines and bands of storms that may move through from time to time. Non-severe storms could still produce wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph. 


Hail- An isolated storm with large hail is possible, but it is more likely that a few of the stronger storms inland have the potential to deliver pea to penny size hail tomorrow afternoon and evening. More individual storm cells will be the ones most likely to produce hail. 


TornadoThere will be a slight risk of storms capable of producing an isolated tornado or two.  Right now, the highest tornado threat in our area will remain across the Pee Dee.  A much higher risk of tornadoes is likely across the Midlands and Upstate where the potential exists for a tornado outbreak. 


While the greatest severe weather threat will exist from this afternoon into this evening, another round of potentially strong to severe storms will be possible late tonight and into early Thursday morning.

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