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Severe weather and tornado risks across South Carolina through Wednesday afternoon

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Severe thunderstorms with a threat of damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will persist through the mid-late afternoon on Wednesday. Currently, dangerous storms are tracking through central South Carolina this morning and will head into eastern parts of the state early-mid afternoon.

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 2 p.m., but that may get extended if storms maintain intensity as expected. The National Weather Service in Columbia report a tornado likely touched down near Red Bank around 10:45 a.m. There are additional scattered reports of damage across the area.

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If storms move into your neighborhood, please seek shelter immediately and stay away from the windows. Head to the lowest floor of your building. The severe threat should be offshore between 4 and 6 p.m. today.