Tornado watch issued in Charlotte, surrounding region

Flood fears spread to Carolinas as rain pounds the South

The weather service office in Columbia said on its Twitter page that around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday that a tornado was "on the ground producing damage".

The Newberry County Sheriff's Office said a possible tornado passed near Prosperity Wednesday afternoon.

If a Tornado Warning is issued by the National Weather Service, a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar.

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A Hazardous Weather Outlook report also released this morning said some thunderstorms expected this afternoon and evening could produce gusting winds and "marginally severe hail" through 9 p.m. In fact, an enhanced risk of severe storms has been issued for the vast majority of the state.

A strong line of storms is moving east from Dalton to Adairsville.

Wednesday marks the second day in a row and the third day in the last four that we've had multiple tornado warnings for several areas of the First Coast.

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An isolated tornado or two in the affected areas is possible, according to NWS. Flash flood watches Wednesday covered large parts of Georgia and the Carolinas.

Rain is expected to continue through Thursday with a 60-percent chance of showers before clearing up through the weekend, forecasters say. Friday will be dry and sunny with highs in the 80s.

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