COLUMBIA, S.C. (WLTX) - The Storm Prediction Center has placed parts of South Carolina from just west of Columbia eastward and from Georgetown northward under a moderate risk of severe storms Wednesday. That means there is a significant chance of tornadoes or thunderstorms with 75 mph winds or hail 2 inches in diameter.
News19 Chief Meteorologist Jim Gandy says "The storm system that has been impacting much of the South will be passing through the Midlands Wednesday morning. The threat of severe weather will be greatest from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a potential for long-track tornadoes and a line of thunderstorms producing high winds. These will be moving rapidly through the area so that the weather will change quickly. It will be important to stay on top of the changing conditions throughout the morning."
He says that the Midlands could be under a Tornado Watch by daybreak, but that it will be based on how fast the storms move our way. This will be monitored overnight for any late breaking developments.
A cold front will pass through the Midlands near midday that will push the storms east. The weather is expected to turn windy and colder behind the front. Stay tuned to News19 for the latest!