Risk of severe weather in South Carolina

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You’ve seen the reports: South Carolina is at risk of severe weather on Thursday.

But, what does that mean? 

The weather system moving towards SC will bring a heightened threat of damaging gusts of wind, large hail + tornadoes. 🌪️  Parts of the Upstate specifically are under “very high” or “high” risks for severe weather tomorrow. According to WYFF 4, the last time the area was under a similar “very high risk” was in April of 2017.

Photo via US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC

The main severe weather risk is predicted to be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. During this time, it’s likely to see downed trees + power lines which can cause potential power outages

Photo via US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC

While it is advised not to panic, it’s important to be prepared in case of weather incidents. 

NWS reminds us to have a plan in place, including a safe place to take shelter + reliable ways to receive warnings, such as phone alerts

Keep up with National Weather Services updates for the Greenville area here.