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Tornado watch expanded to include all Pee Dee and Grand Strand

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Dark clouds on the horizon in the Pee Dee on Monday. (Source: Curtis Graham/WBTW) Dark clouds on the horizon in the Pee Dee on Monday. (Source: Curtis Graham/WBTW)
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The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for many counties in SC, including several in the Pee Dee.
 
At 5:45, the watch was expanded to include coastal counties as well.
 
The weather service said that several tornadoes are likely along with numerous damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely.
 
 
There might also be a few large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

The Tornado Watch area is approximately along and 100 statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles north of Raleigh to 35 miles west of Orangeburg. 

A  Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.
 
Related: Click here for Interactive Radar

The Tornado Watch is in effect until 10:00 PM EDT for the following locations.


Abbeville

 Aiken

Bamberg

Barnwell

Calhoun

 Cherokee

Chester

 Chesterfield

Clarendon

Darlington

Dillon

Edgefield

Fairfield

Florence

 Greenville

Greenwood

 Kershaw

 Lancaster


Laurens

 Lee

Lexington

Marion

Marlboro

McCormick


Newberry

Orangeburg

Richland

Saluda

Spartanburg

 Sumter

Union

 Williamsburg

York

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