Students in harm's way

College of Charleston students Stephen Kahn, Rachel Hardy and Christie Kremchek take a break on the school's campus Tuesday. Hardy was attacked and robbed in March 2008.

Several severe storms moved through upper Berkeley County and northern Charleston County on Tuesday, with reports of hail, as well as thunder and lightning.

The National Weather Service received reports of hail, but no reports of high winds, said Jonathan Lamb, a meteorologist in the Charleston office.

There were reports of quarter-size hail falling eight miles southeast of Jamestown. And there was golf ball-size hail between McClellanville and Awendaw.

Hail the size of softballs was reported in Florence County and Horry County, Lamb said. Those areas are monitored by the Weather Service office in Wilmington, N.C.

An Awendaw Fire Department official said there was a lot of lightning and some nickel-size hail as the storm came through McClellanville, but there were no reports of storm damage.

Lamb said there might be more storms coming through the region about 3 a.m. today.