The first round of severe storms brought several severe thunderstorms warnings and tornado warnings to our area. There have been reports of isolated power outages, quarter sized hail and vivid lightning, but no reports of significant damage. A lull in the activity is likely from 11:00 PM through 3:00 AM. After 3:00 AM, a second round of strong storms is possible with a threat of isolated severe storms.
Tornado– The tornado threat is now much lower across our region. The first round of storms has pushed the primary tornado threat off shore for most of the night. By early Thursday morning, a few severe storms will likely return, but the tornado risk will be much lower.
Damaging wind– The second round of storms early Thursday morning will have a moderate risk of producing strong winds of 50 to 60 mph. The severe storms will likely not be widespread, but some instances of downed trees and power lines will be possible.
Hail– The threat of hail has decreased as well. Some areas of Horry and Dillon counties saw up to quarter sized hail earlier this evening. The next round of storms early Thursday will have a much lower risk of large hail.