Tornado warnings end in Chester, York counties

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The active tornado warning continues until 5:45 p.m.

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 the first of two 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 and was eventually allowed to expire.

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.