Strong winds, hail, isolated tornadoes possible Sunday on Hilton Head

"The overnight lows on Sunday night and Monday night will be in the low to mid 60s".

Rain, snow, sleet and "all precipitation types" are likely with the storm that also is poised to deliver strong winds and blizzard conditions, the National Weather Service said.

The entire Midlands area and parts of the Lowcountry are under a lake wind advisory until 8 p.m. Towards our west, a Tornado Watch has been issued for a large number of counties in that half of the state. The main event is looking to be from 4 through 9 p.m.

Severe Weather Awareness Week continues on Thursday with a tornado drill.

Urban areas of San Diego, which are not included in the high wind watch's boundaries, were expected to see wind speeds no higher than about 25 miles per hour, forecasters said.

North Alabama should brace for high winds, flooding conditions and possible tornadoes Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville.

An East Feliciana Parish emergency manager reported a dozen trees were downed in Clinton, and a few rural roads were blocked, the resullt of thunderstorm wind damage at 7:40 a.m.

On April 12, a mock tornado watch will be issued at 1 p.m. followed by a statewide mock tornado warning at 1:45 p.m.

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Some of the storms could bring some gusty winds, unsafe lightning and heavy rainfall.

The bullseye of severe weather on Sunday is a portion of the Carolinas including the Rock Hill area, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

The Weather Service recommends that residents use the drills to practice what you would do if it were a real tornado. Check back for updates.

  • Jon Douglas