Forecasters expect severe weather today

The line is expected to impact a line from Waycross to Lake City after 11 p.m. with the Jacksonville and St. Augustine metro areas expected to be hit by 5 a.m.

In Georgia, the National Weather Service's website says a tornado warning is now in effect until 9 a.m. for Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Fulton and Heard counties.

The National Weather Service office in Paducah has issued a hazardous weather outlook with a slight risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon east of the Mississippi River.

The threat of severe weather Tuesday into Wednesday comes after two twisters left behind damage in Madisonville and Covington.

Forecasters say a few long-lived tornadoes are possible across Georgia and SC, with the greatest threat along and west of Interstate 95. Officials found that tornadoes were responsible for the damage in Pickens, Laurens and Union counties.

"We need power back", Cullbreath said by phone. But, "any time at high tide, if we get excessive rain, that could cause a problem", said Weather Service meteorologist Mike Emlaw. And the National Weather Service says there's likely more bad weather to come, including powerful tornadoes. We could see gusty winds and small hail.

Florence County school districts have announced early dismissal times for Wednesday due to the threat of severe weather. "Heavy rain can also be expected with minor flooding possible".

Highs will be in the 70s Sunday.

Flights to Atlanta's airport have been temporarily halted because of severe storms.

At 1 p.m., The National Weather Service, Columbia upgraded to a high risk of severe weather, and that warning zone extended as far to the coast as upper Dorchester and Colleton counties.

In Georgia, there's also a chance for isolated tornadoes and hail, National Weather Service meteorologist Matthew Sena told CNN. Elementary school classes will be dismissed at 11 a.m. Wednesday, and after-school activities are canceled. There also were multiple school closings in Alabama and many early dismissals in SC.

Starting late Tuesday, severe thunderstorms are possible south of Interstate 20 near the Alabama state line.

  • Julie Sanders