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Tornado watch issued for local counties

Apr 8, 2010 4:59:00 PM - thestate.com
A tornado watch is in effect for Midlands counties through 11 tonight as nasty weather sets its sights on the area.

Counties in the watch include Richland, Lexington, Newberry and Fairfield counties, among others.

A cold front will move across the area tonight, according to the National Weather Service, with conditions favorable to strong to severe thunderstorms. The chance for precipitation tonight is 90 percent.

"The main threat will be damaging straight-line winds," according to the Weather Service, "but large hail may be possible as well."

Tonight's low is forecast to be around 53. Friday's high temperature will be near 70.

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