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Severe weather in the Midlands later today

May 3, 2010 9:28:00 AM - thestate.com
Nearly an inch of rain fell in less than two hours in Anderson this morning, severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for four Upstate counties, and the bad stuff should be coming to the Midlands later in the day.

The National Weather Service issued the thunderstorm warnings for Anderson, Abbeville, Greenwood and Laurens counties through 9:45 a.m. The slow-moving front that is causing problems in the Upstate is the same one that spawned tornadoes and flooding in Tennessee and Mississippi Saturday and Sunday.

Expect heaviest rainfall totals where scattered thunderstorm cells concentrate, according to Mark Malsick, a climatologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. The Upstate and upper Midlands could get up to two inches, while areas closer to the I-95 corridor could get more.

The rainfall is expected to move out of the area by Tuesday afternoon.

Check thestate.com/weather for the latest weather alerts throughout the day.

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