Though the majority of the Midlands is under a "slight" chance of severe weather, the National Weather Service in Columbia issued tornado warnings for parts of Calhoun, Clarendon and Sumter counties.
At mid-afternoon Monday, National Weather Service radar showed a line of strong showers and storms stretching from near the Virginia border down through the North Carolina mountains and into the Greenville-Spartanburg area.
"Thunderstorms will intensify gradually this afternoon along and ahead of a cold front moving from Georgia into western SC and North Carolina".
The weather is expected between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. tonight.
A band or two of showers and thunderstorms, with a risk of severe weather, will move into the area between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Wind gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour are expected, with locally stronger, damaging gusts.