Tornado watches, warnings issued for several Upstate, WNC, Ga. counties


UPDATE 2:15 PM: Tornado warnings issued for the following counties:

  • Union
  • Laurens 
  • Greenwood
  • Cherokee

UPDATE:11:10AM: A Tornado Watch has been issued for several Upstate, Western North Carolina and Georgia counties.

The following counties are under a Tornado Watch until 5 p.m.:

  • Spartanburg
  • Greenville
  • Union
  • Cherokee
  • Greenwood
  • Laurens
  • Abbeville
  • Anderson
  • McDowell
  • Polk
  • Rutherford
  • Hart
  • Elbert

Graham County Schools announced they would be dismissing early Friday due to possible flooding concerns. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:45 a.m. and middle and high schools will dismiss at noon.

UPDATE: 9:40AM: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for southeastern Henderson County, southwestern Polk County and north central Greenville County until 10:15 a.m.

UPDATE 9:10 AM: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for northern Greenville and Pickens counties until 9:45 a.m.

UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Anderson, Pickens and Oconee counties until 9:30 a.m. 

Franklin and Stephens counties are also under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 9:15 a.m.

(WSPA) – Severe storm chances are high through early afternoon in Western North Carolina and in the Upstate, with a threat of damaging wind gusts, a few brief tornadoes and large hail.

Rain amounts may top 2 inches in some areas.

Scattered showers will be around for Saturday along with chill temperatures, but skies clear just in time for Easter Sunday.

Stay weather-aware today and get the latest on any weather alerts by downloading the 7News app, or by visiting our weather page.

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