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Heavy rain and severe weather possible Monday

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS ) - Heavy rain is expected to enter the midlands this afternoon and last through Tuesday in some areas.

Large amounts of rain are possible starting Monday afternoon.  In some areas, rain totals could reach 2 to 3 inches once the storms finally clear out Tuesday evening.  The highest rainfall totals are expected from Columbia south and east.

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In addition to heavy rain, there is also a threat for severe weather from this system.  Isolated thunderstorms producing strong winds, lightning and heavy downpours could form Monday afternoon and evening. 

A tornado warning was issued for a short time for Fairfield County this morning. A tornado touchdown was confirmed there near Highway 215 and Shelton Road. That's near the Sumter National Forest.

The front could stall between the Midlands and the Pee Dee early Tuesday. Rain may fall in the same areas for long periods of time leading to the possibility of localized flooding.

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There's an 80 percent chance of rain Monday with highs reaching the middle 80's.  Expect wet roads and heavy downpours during the afternoon commute Monday.

Stay with WIS and WIStv.com for the latest on this developing weather situation.

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