Tornado threat especially high across the South

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Kentucky State Police Trooper Joshua Lawson also said in an email that a mobile home in Kentucky's Henry County overturned with a family inside, but no one was injured amid the high winds.

Fans were ordered to leave the course as line of risky storms swept across the Deep South, sparking tornado warnings in Georgia and neighboring SC. Severe storms and tornado watches are expected to continue throughout the day and into the night.

The Lee County EMA warned on its Facebook page the storms could intensify in to something unsafe "very quickly".

Remain weather alert through at least 7 p.m. when the threat will end. No flights arriving in Charlotte until 1 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for a broad area, which means that conditions are favorable for severe weather.

Cooler air has settled into many parts of the country affected by this week's severe storms and the active weather pattern is beginning to dwindle. And the National Weather Service says there's likely more bad weather to come, including powerful tornadoes.

The three radars were offline because of maintenance issues, including one struck by lightning Wednesday morning, The Washington Post reported. Large hail is possible, but the primary threat will once again be damaging high winds with a slightly elevated risk of tornadoes.

A first round of storms will move through this morning before lunch. The nation's Storm Prediction Center said winds blowing to near 70 miles per hour (110 kph) in places toppled trees in several locations across Alabama, Georgia and SC.

A third round will develop this evening through 9 p.m. Very strong tornadoes are also likely for some locations.

Hail up to the size of pennies was reported in Mount Pleasant, according to the Weather Service.

A ground stop was issued for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wednesday because of weather. "Our biggest threats are straight-line winds and hail".

As of about 8:45 tornadoes were reported in the Lee County area, according to a post on the Lee County Emergency Management Agency's Facebook page. "Just a couple of trees down on side roads", Madison County Sheriff's Capt. Jimmy Patton said.

"We got lucky, we were pretty fortunate", Poole said by telephone. Please be safe and keep an eye on the weather as the day progresses.