The now-canceled watch covered Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties. There will be another mock tornado warning at 6:45 p.m.to give families and second shift workers a chance to practice their emergency plans, too.
The rain is predicted to taper off in the afternoon from southwest and northeast as mainly dry conditions take over after 7 p.m., Pollina said.
Owen asked residents to have their weather plans in place Saturday if tornado warnings are issued.
The Long Beach, Miss., fire chief reports damage from a waterspout at the harbor, with two boats capsized, and debris around the area.
"It's mid-April. We're supposed to be transitioning out of this", Borghoff said, echoing the weariness of every other Minnesotan. "Pick up any lightweight objects around the yard and use caution on the roads".
A winter storm watch has been issued from Saturday morning to Sunday evening in Columbia, Dodge, Sauk and Green Lake counties, with the biggest danger coming from accumulating ice on trees and power lines.
Saturday night, there's a 20 percent chance of showers before 7 p.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 35 and west wind of 6 to 10 miles per hour, becoming south southwest in the evening. Areas east of Richmond may see severe weather near or after midnight. Thursday, schools, businesses, and families took part in a statewide tornado drill. If a tornado has touched down, or is spotted, a tornado warning will be put in place.
Unfortunately, the storms did not bring widespread rainfall. "We'll need to watch for flooding and a potential threat of flash flooding".
The possibility of tornadoes or hail are listed as low, but with the enhanced risk, isolated tornadoes can not be ruled out. "Everyone needs to remain weather alert".