At 3pm Monday, The National Weather Service confirmed a “large and extremely dangerous tornado” 13 miles northeast of Elberton, near Lowndesville, moving east at 30 mph. The NWS called this a dangerous situation, and urged people in the area to take cover immediately. The storms left extensive damage across parts of South Carolina just south of Greenville County.
The NWS said the first tornado touchdown was just after 2 p.m. Monday near Lowndesville, 13 miles northeast of Elberton. The second tornado touched down about 2:45 p.m., 6 miles northeast of Abbeville.
More Severe Weather Possible Tuesday in the Upstate
Tuesday’s weather remains unsettled and forecasters urge Greenville and Upstate residents to be aware for potential storms packing hail, high winds and possibly an isolated tornado.