Tornado Watch issued April 05 at 3:12PM EDT until April 05 at 9:00PM EDT by NWS Storm Prediction Center:
TORNADO WATCH 98 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9:00 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS GA . GEORGIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BRANTLEY BRYAN BULLOCH BURKE CAMDEN CANDLER CHARLTON CHATHAM CLINCH COLUMBIA ECHOLS EFFINGHAM EVANS GLYNN JENKINS LIBERTY LINCOLN LONG MCDUFFIE MCINTOSH PIERCE RICHMOND SCREVEN TATTNALL WARE WAYNE
From Columbia County as of 4/5/2022 at 5:28 p.m.:
GEMA/HS Alert: Columbia All Hazards
Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of McDuffie, Columbia, southeastern Lincoln, Burke, Richmond, Edgefield, southwestern Aiken, southwestern Saluda and southeastern McCormick Counties through 530 PM EDT Special Weather Statement issued April 5 at 4:47PM EDT by NWS Columbia SC At 446 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from near Sharon to near East Dublin. Movement was northeast at 70 mph. Intensification is likely and warnings may be needed within the hour.
HAZARD…Wind gusts up to 55 mph.
IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects.
Locations impacted include…
North Augusta, Grovetown, Evans, Thomson, Waynesboro, Fort Gordon, Augusta, Clearwater, Martinez, Belvedere, Edgefield, Hephzibah, Harlem, Johnston, Midville, Glendale, Gough, South Augusta, Clarks Hill Recreation Area and Edgefield County Airport.
This includes the following highways…
Interstate 20 in Georgia between mile markers 167 and 201.
Interstate 20 in South Carolina between mile markers 0 and 13.
Interstate 520 in Georgia between mile markers 1 and 15.
Interstate 520 in South Carolina between mile markers 16 and 23.
If outdoors, consider seeking shelter inside a building.
These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.
A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 9:00 PM EDT for east central Georgia…and central South Carolina.
4/5/2022 at 10 a.m.: We are currently expecting severe weather throughout the CSRA this afternoon. Make sure you have a way to receive weather alerts.
Here’s the latest from the National Weather Service:
The images show the greatest threat for tornadoes is in the CSRA and southern Midlands. There’s also significant risks in the same areas for damaging winds.
Increasing confidence in severe weather, especially in the southern forecast area this afternoon into this evening. Now is the time to make sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings! Remain weather aware today! #scwx #gawx #caewx pic.twitter.com/h69OyQgONe— NWS Columbia (@NWSColumbia) April 5, 2022