As a result, the NWS said, "new fires may be hard or impossible to control due to fast rates of spread".
On Sunday morning, the Storm Prediction Center elevated the threat to "enhanced" for most of SC, which means the threat of numerous widespread severe storms are possible as a strong cold front moves in.
A Tornado Watch is in effect until 11p.m. for much of the area.
Friday: A chance of rain.
In addition to designating today a "First Alert Weather Day" to emphasize significant weather, our First Alert Forecast team also is calling tomorrow, Friday, a First Alert Weather Day due to the high fire danger across the viewing area.
Showers and thunderstorms in advance of the cold front are expected to reach the Rock Hill area by early afternoon, with the worst of the weather predicted for the mid and late-afternoon hours.
As information continues to roll in we are watching a line of severe thunderstorms. The large hail and tornado threat will be the greatest with any discrete supercells that develop.
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As of 9:12 a.m. this morning, the Red Flag Warning was in effect until 8 p.m. for gusty winds and low relative humidity. Towards our west, a Tornado Watch has been issued for a large number of counties in that half of the state. The tornado followed an 83-mile path across Polk, Barron, Rusk and Price counties, killing one person and causing widespread damage. "We could see some fallen trees from the storm".
Monday will be calmer, but cooler, with a high around 60 degrees.
A freeze now looks a little more likely Saturday morning, especially over the western and northern KCBD viewing area.
Tuesday is expected to bring a high temperature in the high 60s, with mild weather for the rest of week.
Temperatures will tumble Saturday night.
The Storm Prediction Center just before 8 a.m. trimmed back the enhanced risk over parts of north Alabama.