Lowcountry could see heavy rain, isolated storms Wednesday night

Lowcountry could see heavy rain, isolated storms Wednesday night

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Lowcountry may see rain and isolated storms, but is not likely to see the level of severe weather that claimed a life in Arkansas earlier Wednesday.

Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh said the Lowcountry could likely see heavy showers into the evening. Forecasters placed the area into a "marginal" severe weather risk.

"This line of showers will weaken but we will monitor the progress and also bring viewers travel weather," he said.

A 50 percent chance of rain and storms remains in effect for the area into the evening. Dense fog is likely as well, he said.

In the Midlands, officials with the National Weather Service canceled a tornado warning for Fairfield, Lexington and Richland Counties. Meteorologists there continued late Wednesday afternoon to watch a line of showers and some strong storms that stretched from Charlotte to Allendale.

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A 19-year-old woman was killed and a 1-year-old child was injured in Arkansas when powerful winds uprooted a tree and knocked it into a house.

The Pope County Sheriff's Office says five people were in the home near Atkins when the tree fell shortly before 8 a.m. Three escaped unharmed but the woman and the toddler were trapped inside the home about 65 miles northwest of Little Rock.

Forecasters warned of a "particularly dangerous situation," and the national Storm Prediction Center said the greatest risk for a few "intense, long-tracked tornadoes" will be through Wednesday night.

Federal officials said the last time the Storm Prediction Center issued a "particularly dangerous situation" alert was in June 2014, when two massive EF4 twisters devastated a rural Nebraska town, killing two people.

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