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the only tornado warning we had was for parts of stephens county about 8:00 this morning with that sell that moved through part of oconee county, and it cost a little bit of damage -- it caused a little bit of damage. these intensified as they get closer to interstate 77, and now they are heading into the eastern and central part of north carolina and also into the low country of south carolina. we will talk about that later on. the temperatures are startrtg to cool down, but how about the wind gusts? 46 in anderson, the strongest in asheville, 41 mile-per-hour winds. as expected, very strong winds associate with this system. this is non-thunderstorm wind. the one it will continue for the
the wind advisory kicks in from 7:00 until midnight for the entire viewing area, and we could see gusts, especially at the higher elevations. until 7:00 in the morning on friday, and we will talk more about this winter-type weather later on. back to you, gabrielle. gabrielle: let's talk about the wind again. it made a mess, and some of it is in spartanburg. mike mccormick covers it. mike: right now, the fire department is here to keep people away from the building, and that is because the roof is hanging off of the building. there were people inside. they were not hurt, but they were shaken up. watch this sign do its best to hang on. just feet away, a tree and a
police blocked off john b. white sr. boulevard near the beacon, where drivers ended up on a detour around the downed lines. >> sitting at a stop sign, and all of a sudden, a gust of wind hit the road, and i watched it blow off, and then a power line disconnected, and sparks were jumping everywhere. mike: ironically, rick mitchell is not just a witness. his agency ensures the building that lost its roof. >> unbelievable. mike: willie pearson was cutting hair when the wind took the top off his barbershop. and we will show you a car and an suv that got hit a falling tree while they were moving.
michael: that was quite a sight, and in greenville county, the wind right things to a halt for people at the cherrydale shopping center. myra: there is a bit of chill in the air, but things are slowly getting back to normal at cherrydale, usually a busy spot for commerce, but for most of the afternoon, this is a place of confusion. >> chick filet -- chick-fil-a and wendy's they are all closed down. myra: many of the area traffic lights were not working,
firefighters say two cyclists were hit by a vehicle, but they were not seriously hurt. on wade hampton boulevard, another busywork, drivers made their way down without the benefit of working traffic lights, and at least on roper mountain road and highway 14, bribery is treated that outage like a four-way stop. >> it was bad out there. myra: officials want you to remember that by law, you are expected to treat that like a four-way stop if there are downed lines, and later on, we will show you more of the dangers people encounter today. gabrielle: myra, thank you, and happening in our -- happening now, there are over 26 thousand
upstate area there are over 2800 in anderson county, a little over 8700 in greenville county, greenwood county and pickens county have over 1000 outages, and spartanburg county is seeing over 4800 outages. michael: and in north carolina now, there are over 76,000 without power. 1500 outages in buncombe and henderson county, and over 5000 outages in rutherford county. and there are no candidates here tonight. mrs. clinton: we are going to encourage them to turn out or vote absentee. i am not going to take any voter for granted. i am going to work until the very end. michael: there is the supreme court and the trust issue. you can watch the full interview
5:00 on wyff 4. and patrick hussion is here. we saw a lot of activity before the primary. what about the democrats? patrick: they are not here. basing off on saturday night, but if you are looking to catch a rally or a speech or an appearance, the upstate is not the place to be. in the weeks and months leading up to the gop primary, republican candidates still in the race made over 100 visits to south carolina, according to the website p2016.com, and over half of those visits were here in the upstate. >> i do not know if you have looked around your neighborhood, but there really are not a lot of democrats in the upstate. we have pockets of them, but if you surveyed the elected officials in the upstate, you
patrick: hillary clinton and bernie sanders have made less than 30 visits to south carolina, and that breaks down to a combined 23 visits to the low country and midlands and six is its to the upstate. looking at potential voters before saturday's primary -- >> yes, unfortunately, they are going to have to travel a bit if they want to see a live candidate. unlike last week area but i think for those that really want to see them, they will go to columbia. they may even make the trip to the coast. patrick: clinton will spend most of the week in the midlands and low country, but sanders left for rallies in kansas city, missouri, and oklahoma, and tuesday, march 1, that is super tuesday. >> with the south carolina primary being so close to those other primaries on super tuesday, i think he really just
may make sense to go to these eight where he thinks he has some support where -- to go to the states where he thinks he has some support where he can make some inroads. patrick: hillary clinton, her team says there is a chance she will be in columbia, and sanders may also be headed to columbia, but we will keep you updated on where all of that will go down. gabrielle? gabrielle: it was a another win for donald trump last night, with marco rubio just edging out ted cruz for second place. aixa diaz has more. aixa: candidates are looking forward to super tuesday. mr. trump: we love nevada. aixa: the gop front runner won with more than 45% support. >> he is steaming down the
aixa: he stops in virginia, one of 13 states holding primaries or caucuses next week. >> super tuesday i think be the most important. aixa: picking up support in texas -- >> if ted cruz cannot pick up support, how viable is his candidacy at this point? aixa: at on the democratic side, polls show hillary clinton is the favorite. mrs. clinton: i hope you will vote. mr. sanders: we are fighting. >> bernie sanders is not out, but hillary clinton will begin to accumulate delegates, and the uphill climb for the sanders campaign becomes more steep. aixa: senator lindsey graham put
gabrielle: senator lindsey graham along with senators john mccain and kelly ayotte say the president's plan to close one time a bank does not provide any cost estimates and also fails to -- to close guantanamo bay does not provide any cost estimates and also fails to offer any protection for people who would need to interrogate detainees. >> our system is falling apart under barack obama. gabrielle: they are asking for democrats and republicans to offer up a better plan, but it was said that lawmakers have the votes to lock him and enough votes to override any veto. -- to block cam and enough votes to override any veto. reporter: we will tell you about a blood drive. michael: and carrying a
john: a live shot. you can see the showers, fairly light rain but very strong wind, still sustained at 25 miles per hour with gusts near 40. i will be right back. gabrielle: x, john, and here is a look at your winning numbers. i think that if one were to look at the qualifications of the candidates and really reflect upon what our country can be, and look at who can best get us to that place.
i think it's hands down hillary clinton.
second charge against rick perry who wasn't i did before leaving office, accused of threatening and then carrying out a veto of state funding for public corruption prosecutors. after the democratic head of the unit refused to reside. he had been campaigning for republic presidential candidate ted cruz since abandoning his own bid. michael: justice antonin scalia was found dead, and they say there was no foul play. he was found in a west texas resort earlier this month. officials say a low had toppled onto his eyes and forehead, but they say that had nothing to do with it. and president obama says he plans to fulfill his constitutional responsibility about nominating a new justice. president obama: i am going to
we are going to go through the process, as we have done in two a previous supreme court vacancies, to identify an outstanding candidate that has impeccable legal credentials and would bring the kind of ability and compassion and objectivity and legal reasoning to the courts, which the highest court in the land demands. michael: the president says it is his and the senate's constitutional duty to fill it. gabrielle: a firearm on the university's main campus, 23-year-old charles alan brown was charged yesterday with the session of a firearm on school property, which is a felony. he is not a clemson student and
michael: and a cross inside a memorial for a man killed during the construction of a city building. gabrielle: mandy has more. mandy: the mayor announced he had no intention of removing the memorial. it is a cross built into the stonework outside the seneca water treatment lance, a small gesture honoring the life of chuck keeler. there was a letter sent, asking for the cross to be removed, saying the memorial needed to be religiously neutral, and seneca mayor dan alexander says the cross is not going anywhere.
mandy: for ashley cnantrell, the fight to take down her father's memorial has only opened up a wound that has not had time to heal. the mayor said, while i appreciate the concern that some may think this display to be an advertisement by a public body of a certain religion, it is my opinion that this memorial and remembrance to life lost, which is located at an operating facility, behind a locked fence, unseen from public view, is unseen -- is anything but a religious endorsement. they have not decided what, if any, further action will be taken. announcer: now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: taking a look outside, the wind advisory starts at 7:00 this evening and runs till
a wind warning, gusts 45 to 50 miles per hour, slowly diminishing after sunset after -- outside of the mountains, but the strong wind will continue, especially in the higher elevations, and even after midnight, the wind will gradually diminish. the rain showers will gradually change over to snow showers, and a winter weather advisory, especially for the ones that border along tennessee, and especially from now to early friday morning. we are expecting one to four plus inches of snow. there is this northwesterly flow, and even asheville could see an inch or two over the next 36 hours. even tomorrow, the wind is going to pick back up. rain showers spreading across the area.
this is also in through central part of north carolina down towards florence. and we would even have some tornado warnings. we have even had some supercells. this is very tight and tough for us, and it detected us. you folks in oconee county and stephens county around 8:00 this morning, that probably touched down, and if it did, it probably went back up as a funnel cloud. possibly a thunderstorm. right into fayetteville. a very dangerous situation right there, and then we also have something up in virginia. luckily, we can -- these weaken, and that is good news for us. looking at the rain and snow starting to mix in the southwestern mountains of north carolina.
showers from time to time, along with even a few snowflakes from time to time. temperatures look like this, very cold. a northwesterly wind, not tro bad, but these are sustained winds. -- not too bad. cold air coming in from the northwest behind the front. look at this snow, all of the way from michigan to chicago, down to st. louis to the eastern part of illinois. here comes our cold snap hit 33 and snow in chicago. maybe even a few snow showers overnight tonight in the mountains of north carolina, and that will continue off and on, even with more sunshine. still a lot of wind tomorrow. very windy and cold or, overnight lows in the 30's. the wind except tomorrow afternoon, 53 degrees, only in
it will be cold all of the way through the early part of the weekend, but a nice warm-up through the latter part of the weekend and into next week. congratulations to a viewer from simpsonville. gabrielle: thank you, john. and remember, if you are away from your tv when bad weather hits, you can receive up-to-the-minute alerts. just look in the weather section on wyff4.com and on our wyff 4
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doing. michael: severe weather in other parts of the country tonight. gabrielle: and akeley for help. how much officials say they have to raise to keep the zoo open. announcer: you are watching live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 in high definition. gabrielle: did you feel it? you powerful wind in many parts of our area, and the winds were
michael: how about a look from our greenville skycam? we cannot see the wind, but moving. still moving, and our chief urologist john cessarich -- chief meteorologist john cessarich is in. john: it will be a slow process, and the wind will pick up again with some strong, gusty winds. we are very fortunate in that we have the bands of showers move across the area, but we were just stable enough with that wedge overnight last night to keep most of the severe weather to our south and to our east and to our west as we went through. now, rain showers changing over to snow showers in the southwestern mountains.