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An Atlanta Public Works crew is caught in the Peachtree Creek overflow onto the flooded Woodward Way as they were delivering Road Block equipment and had to be rescued by the Atlanta Fire Rescue's Swift Water Dive Team in Atlanta, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Severe storms raking the Southeast unleashed one large tornado and more than a half dozen apparent twisters Wednesday, toppling trees, roughing up South Carolina's "peach capital" and raining out golfers warming up for the Masters. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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The Latest: Tornado watch issued for much of North Carolina

An Atlanta Public Works crew is caught in the Peachtree Creek overflow onto the flooded Woodward Way as they were delivering Road Block equipment and had to be rescued by the Atlanta Fire Rescue's Swift Water Dive Team in Atlanta, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Severe storms raking the Southeast unleashed one large tornado and more than a half dozen apparent twisters Wednesday, toppling trees, roughing up South Carolina's "peach capital" and raining out golfers warming up for the Masters. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the Southeast (all times local):

8:25 a.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for much of central and eastern North Carolina as a line of severe storms moves through the state.

The National Weather Service says the watch is in effect until 1 p.m. for 37 counties stretching from the Raleigh area eastward.

An initial round of storms across the Southeast produced one large tornado and reports of more than a half-dozen smaller twisters. Trees were toppled and power lines were brought down in Georgia, while heavy rains drenched areas of Alabama and South Carolina.

Watches and warning issued in South Carolina had expired Thursday morning as stormy weather dissipated in the area.

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5 a.m.

Another line of severe storms is rolling through the Carolinas after a day of weather that produced snow, hail and heavy rains in some places.

A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for many counties in central South Carolina early Thursday morning. High wind warnings were in effect in the mountains of North Carolina.

A special marine warning was issued for much of the South Carolina coast, warning residents and boaters of waterspouts that can overturn boats and produce dangerously high waves.

An initial round of storms across the Southeast produced one large tornado and reports of more than a half-dozen smaller twisters. Trees were toppled and power lines were brought down in Georgia, while heavy rains drenched areas of Alabama and South Carolina.

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3:30 a.m.

Residents of the Carolinas were urged by the National Weather Service to keep weather radios and cellphones nearby as a second round of severe storms threatened to pound the two states overnight.

The National Weather Service said the devices would be needed to awaken people to the possibility of torrential rains and possible tornadoes before dawn Thursday.

In advance of the storms, schools systems in central North Carolina announced delays to the start of classes to let the severe weather pass before students began their commute.

An initial round of storms across the Southeast produced one large tornado and reports of more than a half-dozen smaller twisters. Trees were toppled and power lines were brought down in Georgia, while heavy rains drenched areas of Alabama and South Carolina.

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