Thunderstorms possible in Tri-Cities, fire watch issued

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It was later upgraded to a warning as thunderstorms moved into the area. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.REMEMBER.A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots.

Among those listed in the severe thunderstorm watch are Calhoun, Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Orangeburg, Richland, and Sumter counties.

"The main threats are the gusty winds and the potential hail so it is important to keep a watch on the weather".

The advisory, which also covers Lambton, Oxford, Huron, and Perth counties, says conditions are favourable for the development of the storms, which are possible until later Monday night.

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Thunderstorms will be back in the forecast toward the weekend, but none of the storms are expected to be widespread, he said.

Get weather warnings on your cell phone by downloading the WIS First Alert Weather app. Some of the storms could become severe, with damaging wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, hail and an isolated tornado.

Monday: Partly Cloudy, hot and humid, highs middle 90s.

High temperatures will hover in the mid to upper 80s and bottom out in the 60s for most of the week. There is a chance of late day showers and storms, Storm chance 30%.

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