A tornado watch issued for York County until 1 p.m. Saturday has expired. A lake wind advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m.
Because of the threat of severe thunderstorms rolling through York County today, Rock Hill's Come-See-Me festival organizers have decided the finale must go on - just on Sunday.
"The storm that's coming through, it's pretty nasty," said Matt Watson, festival chairman.
A cold front moving east from the Mississippi River Valley will hit York County at about daybreak, said Rodney Hinson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
A series of storms along the front will produce about an inch of rain, potentially damaging winds and thunderstorms.
The storms also could produce small hail, but the large hail stones reported around the county last weekend after a series of super-cell thunderstorms swept the region are unlikely, Hinson said.
"We can't rule out some small hail," he said, "but wind will be the big factor."
Skies should clear up by this afternoon.
Last year, an unexpected thunderstorm came through on the afternoon of the final events, forcing a cancellation. It was too late to reschedule, Watson said.
This year festival planners are taking pre-emptive measures to keep the public safe and ensure events go on.
Winthrop and Rock Hill police and county emergency personnel came together Friday to reschedule the events.
The tailgate party will kick off at 3 p.m. Sunday at Winthrop Lake, and festivities will conclude with fireworks at 9 p.m..
Weather permitting, a skydiving exhibition will take place at 6:45 p.m. Sunday.
Everything Trucks scheduled for this morning has been canceled. Barbecue that would have been sold at today's canceled events will be frozen and donated to the Worthy Boys and Girls Camp.
The forecast calls for sunshine on Sunday.
"Perfect," Watson said. "Cross your fingers."