Severe weather expected Friday afternoon

An approaching cold front will increase our threat for severe storms through the afternoon and evening.

The Storm Prediction Center

has our area in a

moderate risk for severe weather

. Thunderstorms moving along and ahead of the front will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts over 60mph.The tornado threat is low, but the chance for a tornado to form is not out of the question. You can track the storms on First Alert Live Doppler 15000 or on our digitial channel 15.2.

Inland areas around and West of I-95 will see the chance for rain and strong/severe storms first. It will last through the mid-afternoon as the front slowly makes headway east. This includes Darlington, Lee, Sumter, Clarendon, Florence, Marlboro, and Chesterfield counties.

As the front picks up speed and pushes east, a line of rain and storms will move through the Pee Dee by mid to late afternoon and into the Grand Strand by late afternoon into the early evening. All areas East of I-95 need to keep a close eye on the developing weather situation.The threat for severe weather will decrease later in the evening.

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The First Alert Weather Team will keep you updated through the afternoon and evening and will let you know if any severe storms are headed your way.