Severe Weather Awareness: Recovery continues after 2017 tornado

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An ugly weekend weather forecast also could be a risky one, with 2-4 inches of rainfall Saturday bringing flooding potential and severe storms possible.

In east Rankin County, a small tornado touched down for nearly three miles near Pelahatchie.

A watch means the conditions are right for a tornado to potentially form, but one has not been spotted yet. In addition to the tornado watch still in effect, the county was under a severe thunderstorm warning earlier in the afternoon. An Enhanced Risk is 3 out of 5 on the severe weather spectrum, so numerous severe thunderstorms will be possible as well as a few intense storms.

A cold front moving into the Las Vegas Valley will bring strong winds and a slight drop in temperatures this week, according to the National Weather Service.


2 p.m.: Simulated tornado warning will end.

Locals are encouraged to watch and be prepared for severe weather.

This morning, there were reports of trees coming down on roofs in Ada and Muskegon.

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Some of the storms could bring some gusty winds, risky lightning and heavy rainfall. The threat of damaging winds and heavy rain will be greater than the large hail and tornado threat with this line of storms.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for Saturday and Sunday, as a wet, cold couple of days will lead to sleet and ice accumulations in much of the area.

The bullseye of severe weather on Sunday is a portion of the Carolinas including the Rock Hill area, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

We will continue to update this story as the forecast changes.


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