LIVE BLOG: Thunderstorms sweep through Lowcountry areas

A local resident, Kara Witte, said her home off of College Park Road suffered extensive damage, including an electric transformer box and fence ripped from the ground, broken water pipes, uprooted trees, and more.

Many viewers have reported a ‘tornado’ in their area. Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler explains that the ‘tornado’ was likely what is called a downburst.

Berkeley County Emergency Management urges motorists to stay off local roads due to downed power lines and downed trees in various places.

Video from News 2 Reporter Raymond Owens shows I-126 eastbound near Royle Road is experiencing heavy traffic and delays.

As of 8:55 p.m., 17,623 Dominion Energy customers are without power. Click below for useful information on what to do when the power goes out.

Several people are without power in Colleton, Berkeley and Dorchester counties.

Storm damage is being reported across Berkeley County, with downed trees, power outages, and more in Ladson, Summerville, and Sangaree. Officials say between 17 and 19 trees are down around the county, and thousands of individuals are without power. County officials are urging people to stay off the roads.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is saying the hardest hit areas are Royle Road, College Park Road and Highway 78 Corridor.

To view the radar click here.

Hail storm in Ladson from Katie Sartain

7:08 p.m. : A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester counties until 9 p.m. Viewers are reporting large hail falling in areas near Summerville.

6:21 p.m. : A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Colleton County until 7:15 p.m. by NWS.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — Severe weather could be in store for several Lowcountry counties throughout Monday, with a potential for hail, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Dorchester, Charleston, Colleton, and Berkeley counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch issued by NWS until 9 p.m. Monday. Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Grace Lowe said areas can expect damaging winds, heavy rain and potential hail fall if severe weather occurs.

Thunderstorms are expected to occur during typical evening commute hours around 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., so motorists should plan accordingly. NWS predicts two-inch hail possible and wind gusts up to 70 m.p.h.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Author: Jameson Moyer