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Covering South carolina
Covering South carolina
covering south carolina

Possible across the state as well.

Large hail is also a threat on the threat list on wind gust damage.

Trees could come down.

Power could come out.

Charge those phones tomorrow morning.

Make sure you're prepared for that and have alerts on on your phone and as we go through the day tomorrow, 80?, breezy as well and front arrives and passes and clearing out on friday.

Getting a little rain friday into saturday with a little disturbance forming off the coast but cooler for the weekend.

First day of spring is saturday.

Only going to be in the mid-50s.

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Jon: traffic authority in ravenel bridge.

Still can't see the double diamonds.

Fog here along the coast.

32 minutes west ashley to mount pleasant on 17 and 21 apiece on 26 or 526.

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Leah: school district employees will get the coronavirus shots tomorrow.

The district says all employees of that contact with students are eligible under phase i b.

Vaccination event is tomorrow at colt ton recreational complex one to four and it means it will be a virtual learning day for teachers and students and another one on april 15th.

Jon: state recording 330 more covid-19 cases tuesday.

Two more people did lose lives to virus.

Percent positive under 5%.

Leah: aarp of south carolina released mortality rate due to covid and black people have nearly two and a half times the mortality rate when compared to white people.

They say these disparities go beyond covid-19.

Out of the 14 causes of mortality african-americans ages 50 and older in south carolina suffered disparities in 12 categories.

> city of columbia extending the mask mandate another two months.

City council made that announcement tuesday afternoon.

People caught violating the ordinance will be fined $100.

Usc police will be helping us and the fire marshals will be down there to make sure that we try to prevent any super spreader event from being -- occurring on st.

Patrick's day.

Leah: st.

Patrick's day we will not see thousands of people line the street at columbia five points for a second year.

The association was forced to pull the plug for a second time because of this pandemic.

But officials say that will not stop people from celebrating this year.

We are still expecting to see long lines at bars.

Jon: more than 770 luminaries lined at four tidelands hospital in williamsburg county last night.

Those bags were there to remember the lives lost to covid-19 honoring the healthcare heroes and give thanks to those who recovered just a year after the healthcare system saw the first case it might be one message among hundreds but message representing life lost and message that means a lot to those that knew that person.

Everybody is keeping track of those counts each day to see how cases and deaths are going up and down.

This event is so important because those aren't just statistics.

Jon: the 771 luminaries also representing the future and those that represent the

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