Severe weather possible Monday night in Georgetown County

Severe thunderstorm risk Monday night, damaging wind and tornadoes possible

Severe weather possible Monday night in Georgetown County

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.

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