Risks enhancing for severe weather, storms, high winds and tornadoes possible

There also is a slight chance that conditions could become severe in isolated areas, with straight line winds and the potential for a tornado.

The radar-confirmed tornado was located at 3:15 p.m. southwest of the Newberry County town of Prosperity, the Weather Service said.

A flash flood watch is also in effect until 10 p.m.

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A Tornado Warning has been issued for Pomaria, Peak and Jenkinsville until 4:00pm.

The forecast thunderstorms could produce damaging wind gusts or tornadoes.

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Residents in the storm's path are advised to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. However, additional showers and storms are possible during the afternoon.

Between a half inch and 1 inch of rain is expected in Tift County.

Forecasters said Wednesday that a warm front will lift northward through the state, followed by the passage of a cold front from the west. Heavy downpours in strong thunderstorms can pose a flash flood threat in low-lying areas or places with poor drainage.

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Mostly sunny skies are expected Thursday with a high in the mid 70s and winds gusting to 20 miles per hour.

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