LIVE: Second tornado warning for Chester, York counties

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The First Warn Storm Team is tracking severe weather.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A second tornado warning has been issued for Chester and York counties in South Carolina. This warning continues through 5:45 p.m.

This is for the same area that had an initial tornado warning minutes earlier.

The new warning was for an area of radar-indicated rotation located 6 miles northwest of  Chester, or 5 miles southwest of Lowrys, moving northeast at 25 mph.

The possible tornado will be near Lowrys around 5:25 p.m. and McConnells around 5:30 p.m.

Those inside the tornado warning should continue to seek shelter through at least 5:45 p.m.

Do not let you guard down after the first tornado warning: there are down areas of circulation following each other in the same area.

At 5 p.m., First Warn Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich was tracking a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near the county line. The radar- indicated rotation was located 10 miles north of Chester, or near McConnells.

The storm was moving to the northeast at 20 mph. 

While there was no immediate confirmed of a tornado on the ground, those in the area of the tornado warning should seek shelter inside a sturdy structure immediately. The best shelter is on the ground floor with as many walls between you and the outside as possible.

A Tornado Warning means a tornado is occurring or likely in the next few minutes.

In the 5 p.m. hour, there had been several tornado warnings across the Carolinas Sunday.

A possible tornado caused damage in Dillon County, South Carolina Sunday afternoon along Interstate 85.

The National Weather Service will visit Dillon County Monday to investigate the damage first hand.