A strong line of storms is moving east from Dalton to Adairsville. In fact, an enhanced risk of severe storms has been issued for the vast majority of the state.
Primary threats include, possible tornadoes, scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 miles per hour, isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible.
Officials in a North Carolina county say a possible tornado has damaged an elementary school. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. "The National Weather Service said radar showed debris being picked up by a tornado in some different parts of the country".
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Tift County's severe weather outlook is listed as "Slight", which is a 2 on the NWS' 5-point scale.
The band of thunderstorms over north Florida prompted several severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings Wednesday morning.
The counties included under the tornado watch are Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton and Beaufort as well as Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Edgefield, Hampton, Jasper, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter. The agency has received several reports of down trees and power lines, but so far no injuries have been reported. The storms that "ride" the warm front will have a chance to rotate and potentially produce a tornado.