Millions in Southeast at risk of high winds, tornadoes and large hail

4 Tornadoes confirmed in Greenville, Pickens, Laurens Co.

The local area should be clear by about 5 p.m.

A cluster of downpours is bringing intense lightning over Chester.

Flights have resumed at Atlanta's airport, but stormy weather continues to cause delays for both departing and arriving flights.

Some schools in the Upstate are also dismissing early Wednesday due to weather concerns.

Dozens of school districts in Alabama and Georgia canceled classes while Alabama Governor Robert Bentley issued a state of emergency ahead of the storm front.

The storms brought heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail.

The tornado watch includes Louisville, Bowling Green and the surrounding area and Nashville.

A large tornado toppled trees and power lines in rural Georgia and almost a half dozen suspected twisters roughed up other areas of the Southeast on Wednesday as heavy rain and hail fell in spots. A lot still needs to play out well to the west and south of Charlotte before we know exactly what is coming our way. The parent-teacher conferences are expected to be held Thursday afternoon unless weather conditions change, a school official said.

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The NAM shows super cells along a line of storms. Crews couldn't immediately check nearby peach orchards but authorities said those were already severely damaged by a late March hard freeze.

"The risk of tornadoes is low, but the National Weather Service is giving moderate confidence to hail and high winds".

Florida A&M University announced its main campus, FAMU Developmental Research School and the Educational Research Center for Child Development will close for the rest of the day.

However, the damage from the storm system appeared to be minimal as of Wednesday evening.

National Weather Service meteorologist Keith Stellman said the tornado touched down about noon and traveled some distance on the ground.

The Storm Prediction Center's convective outlook predicts an outbreak of severe weather today in a swath stretching from eastern Alabama across much of Georgia to west central SC and north to eastern Tennessee and south central Kentucky. Another risk of very high winds will accompany a line of storms in the early morning hours of Thursday. The high will return to the upper 40s.

The low temperature will free fall almost 30 degrees to a low of 42.

We will warm up again this weekend.



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