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Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Tri-County area

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon and evening across the Lowcountry. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties until 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Storms will begin to develop as the sea-breeze moves inland and a disturbance approaches from the northwest. Storms will have the potential to produce damaging winds, very large hail and isolated tornadoes. Large hail is the most significant threat with some of the strongest storms capable of hail as large as golf ball or baseball size.

Forecast guidance also suggests that a very strong band of storms will develop over the midlands Tuesday evening and move south toward the coast. The main threat from that line will be damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

Once the storms move off the coast early on Wednesday morning, temperatures will fall back into the mid 60's. Wednesday's forecast remains unsettled with another chance of scattered storms in the afternoon and highs in the mid 80's.

Wednesday's weather is unsettled as well, with another chance of scattered storms in the afternoon and highs in the mid 80s.


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