Tornado watch in effect for Tri-County thro — FIRST ALERT WEATHER

Using a chair as a rain coat at the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans on Friday

The National Weather Service said the tornado watch, which covers much of central and western North Carolina, will expire at 11 p.m. Watches are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where tornadoes may occur.

The entire Midlands area and parts of the Lowcountry are under a lake wind advisory until 8 p.m.

The Williamsburg County watch remains in effect until 11 p.m.

The National Weather Service storm survey team continues with new areas being looked at in Lavaca. There was also a report of a tree on a home in Baton Rouge. The storm could include widespread large hail, with isolated hail as large as 2.5 inches in diameter and scattered damaging wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour. Wind could gust as high as 45 miles per hour, causing blowing and drifting snow - and you don't want any part of that, so just stay home. "Pick up any lightweight objects around the yard and use caution on the roads".

A hard freeze is expected with overnight lows in the mid-20s.

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Berkeley County Electric Coop reported 908 customers without power in Berkeley, 129 in Charleston County and 27 in Dorchester County.

In the event of a tornado warning, which indicates a tornado has been sighted or indicated on radar, Duke officials will send a text and email notification to students, faculty and staff.

Tornado Warning: Take Action! The threat of damaging winds and heavy rain will be greater than the large hail and tornado threat with this line of storms.

Strong thunderstorms are expected to develop over the region in the afternoon, bringing with them heavy rain and the possibility for severe wind gusts.

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