As Tropical Depression Nate moved northeastward west of the Blue Ride Mountains Sunday, its powerful circulation spun-up dangerous tornadoes on the east side of the mountains. Numerous tornadoes were reported across upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.
The National Weather Service is sending storm survey teams to multiple locations Monday and Tuesday. While their finalized report may not be immediately available, preliminary information indicates four possible tornadoes caused damaged in at least 7 counties.
All-in-all, meteorologists at National Weather Service offices covering the Carolinas Sunday issued 13 tornado warnings. Initial ground reports show at least four distinct areas of damage in: Laurens County, Union County (South Carolina), Cherokee County, Pickens County, Cleveland County, Burke County, and Caldwell County.
Carolina Weather Group panelist Scotty Powell was covering the storms in the North Carolina foothills Sunday when he shared this photo by Jessica Long of the possible tornado in Burke County.
NBC Charlotte (WCNC-TV) meteorologist Brad Panovich shared this view of a tornado in Cleveland County.
A suspected tornado in Caldwell County overturned a tractor-trailer on US 321 and blew a steeple off a church. WBTV-TV flew their helicopter over the county Monday.
The Carolina Weather Group was live Sunday between 5p and 7p streaming coverage of the tornado warnings. Follow us on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter's Periscope for upcoming live events.
Northeast quadrants of tropical systems such as Nate can be the most impactful. As the low pressure circulates counter clockwise, communities north and east of the eye experience the strongest parts of the storm. As Tropical Depression Nate's center moved over Tennessee, the left the Carolinas in the eastern half of the storm.
**This is a developing story. Check back later for updates following the conclusion of the National Weather Service's storm survey reports.**