WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT SOUTHEAST SOUTH

CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AHEAD OF

A STRONG COLD FRONT. A FEW OF THE THUNDERSTORMS MAY BECOME SEVERE

WITH DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL

ALSO BE POSSIBLE. THE PERIOD OF GREATEST CONCERN FOR SEVERE

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE FROM 1 PM UNTIL 7 PM.

THERE IS A RISK THAT AN ORGANIZED SEVERE WEATHER EVENT COULD

UNFOLD...THEREFORE PEOPLE ACROSS SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND

SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...INCLUDING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS...

SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE

DAY. BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD WATCHES OR WARNINGS BE

ISSUED FOR YOUR LOCATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for portions of Charleston, Colleton and Beufort counties.

The warning expires at 5:30 p.m.

A line of severe thunderstorms is moving northeast at 40 miles per hour. Residents are urged to prepare now for damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.