A survey crew with the National Weather Service on confirmed a tornado touched down in Newberry County during Wednesday’s severe weather outbreak.
Meteorologists were able to confirm the tornado near Prosperity with radar and by looking at damage from the storm, according to Rachel Cobb of the National Weather Service in Columbia.
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NWS categorized the tornado as an EF-2 with 111-plus mph winds.
No injuries or fatalities have been reported in connection with the tornado.
Several homes were damaged, and down trees and power lines closed some streets in Newberry County.
Survey crews will also visit Saluda and Lancaster counties, where tornadoes are believed to have touched down.
Wednesday’s severe weather outbreak followed several consecutive days of rain and thunderstorms from a stalled frontal boundary.
Skies over Columbia were partly cloudy Thursday morning.
“What you see this morning is what you're going to get through the rest of the day,” Cobb said. “We're only looking at some scattered showers this afternoon.”
Highs on Thursday will be in the high 70s, Cobb said. Friday will be sunny with highs in the mid-80s, and the sunshine will continue Saturday with a high around 90.
The next rain chance will be a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms on Monday afternoon.