Tornado watches expire across Lowcountry

A tornado watch has been issued for several counties in the Lowcountry Wednesday morning.
Published: Jan. 4, 2023 at 9:01 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 4, 2023 at 2:34 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The last remaining tornado watch Wednesday afternoon involving a Lowcountry county has been lifted.

The National Weather Service canceled the watch for Georgetown County before 3 p.m. The watch had been extended earlier in the day until 4 p.m. before the cancellation.

Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton and Beaufort Counties were under the watch until 2 p.m. Williamsburg County was originally under a tornado watch until 4 p.m., but the National Weather Service allowed that portion of the watch to expire as well.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes..

Three counties, Dorchester, Colleton and Orangeburg, were under a severe thunderstorm warning after radar detected a severe thunderstorm over Reeveville with 40 mph winds 11:33 a.m. That warning, however, expired at 12:15 p.m.

Storms were expected to be near I-95 between 1 and 2 p.m. before pushing toward the coast between 3 and 5 p.m.