Stormy Sunday comes to an end, fatalities reported in Alabama

All severe storm concerns cleared for the evening

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – It has been a stormy Sunday across the Deep South, and that also included the Midlands of South Carolina as tornado warnings dominated coverage for the region over a period of a few hours during the afternoon and evening hours.

The National Weather Service has cancelled all severe storm watches and warnings for the Midlands of South Carolina. During the afternoon and early evening hours, multiple tornado warnings were issued for the Midlands, including a concern of a cell near Columbia Metropolitan Airport and another one near Riverbanks Zoo. Some cells were moving as fast as 50 miles an hour, giving little warning time for those along the path of potential tornadoes. There have been reports of trees being taken down in Gilbert due to the storms along with a possible funnel cloud. There have been multiple power outages being reported. According to the SCE&G website as of 8:00 p.m., a little more than 3000 outages were being reported, with almost all of them located in Lexington County close to Red Bank where a powerful storm triggered a tornado warning.

A vigorous cold front is responsible for causing fatalities in Alabama. According to our sister stations in the Alabama News Network as of 7:30 Eastern Time, at least fourteen people have been killed Sunday with many more injured.

Chief Meteorologist John Farley has been providing coverage on ABC Columbia and, and you can watch Meteorologist Brian Basham’s analysis here.

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