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Severe weather expected Tuesday afternoon

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Earlier Tuesday afternoon, McIntosh, Liberty and Wayne counties (GA) had a Tornado Warning.

So far, there have been no confirmed reports of a tornado despite seeing some hook echoes on the Doppler Radar.

We have gotten multiple reports of hail that fell in the Hilton Head area. The size varied from a half of an inch upwards to 2 inches. Be careful because the hail that’s on the ground could make some spots slippery.

Half the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry is still under a Tornado Watch. Many of the Severe Thunderstorms have moved East over the Atlantic Ocean. The Watch does expire at 7 p.m. tonight, however, I anticipate it will likely expire by 6 p.m. Any rain will also dissipate as well.

Many areas will begin to see the sun return before 7:30 p.m. However, you will also feel a significant drop in temperatures this evening. We’re expecting temperatures in the mid-40s.

While tornadoes can happen at any point in the year, March and April historically account for about 40 percent of tornadoes we see every year. So over the next 6 weeks, we will likely see more severe weather and at least one tornado.

Tomorrow, cooler temperatures move into our area. We could be waking up to patchy frost on Thursday as temperatures will dip into the mid 30s in some parts. We could also see some strong wind gusts in excess of 40 mph on Wednesday.

By the weekend, things quiet down and we warm up nicely. I think Sunday will be a great beach day with temperatures topping out around 81.

If you see severe weather and can safely take photos or videos, please share them with us at fox28media.com/chimein or at weather@wtgs.com