Threat of severe storms moving in Tuesday - - Columbia, South Carolina |

Tornado WATCH issued until 1a.m.

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This downed tree temporarily closed West Egghill Road in Johnsonville. (Source: WMBF News Reporter Ken Baker) This downed tree temporarily closed West Egghill Road in Johnsonville. (Source: WMBF News Reporter Ken Baker)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Robeson County in North Carolina and Florence, Dillon, Georgetown, Marion and Horry counties in South Carolina.

The watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Though Horry Electric Cooperative is not reporting any disruptions in power at this time, Progress Energy had sporadic outages in the Pee Dee up until 10 p.m. There were only a handful of outages in Scotland County at that time.

Santee Cooper was reporting around 800 customers without power in Myrtle Beach and close to 40 in the Surfside area around 9:30 p.m. All power was restored before midnight.

Keep checking back with this story for the latest information on storm watches, power outages and traffic issues.

A large storm system will continue to affect the Carolinas through the day on Wednesday, Storm Team Meteorologist Jamie Arnold says.

Very warm weather will continue to stream in Tuesday night with temperatures rising into the middle to upper 60s. Off and on rain will continue. With so much warmth, there will be the risk of a few severe storms. Gusty winds are possible, and there is a slight chance of an isolated tornado.

Wednesday will start off warm and windy with lingering showers. However, a very strong cold front will move through during the morning and cause temperatures to fall through the day. In fact, after starting in the 60s, temperatures will fall into the lower 50s by the afternoon. Strong winds will make it feel even colder gusting to 35 mph at times.

Clear and cold weather settles in for Thanksgiving Day.

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