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4/13 - Payton's Friday Afternoon Forecast

4/13 - Payton's Friday Afternoon Forecast

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 6 p.m. for the Coastal Empire and 7 p.m. for the Lowcountry of SC. But, I think the main severe threat will come during the afternoon - especially between noon and 6 p.m.

Can't rule out an isolated tornado. None of these storms have met severe weather criteria, but many have still packed a punch!

A potent storm system was moving across the central United States on Saturday and will reach Florida by Sunday.

Much cooler air will be racing in behind the system.

The line of storms will bring heavy rain, some hail, and the potential for damaging wind gusts. A brief spin-up tornado can not be ruled out, but the majority of the storm damage will likely occur due to straight line thunderstorm winds.

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The roughest weather will be between 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Make sure any loose items in your yard are tied down or in a covered shelter.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Darlington, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, Dillon, Robeson, and Scotland County until 11 pm Sunday night. After highs near 80 Friday and Saturday, temperatures will be stuck in the 60s with the rain Sunday. Highs for Friday will be in the mid 80s. Some will be strong to possibly severe.

Monday: More sunshine for the afternoon.

Several Big Bend and South Georgia counties in the WTXL viewing have been dropped from severe weather advisories.

The Storm Prediction Center has increased the chance for severe weather for the Lowcountry Sunday.