Severe weather possibe Thursday afternoon

If you have any outside chores, get them done in the morning.

Severe weather, with strong wind gusts, is possible in Richland and Lexington counties this afternoon, into the early evening hours.

Thunderstorms are possible, ahead of a front that will approach the area Thursday. Some of the storms could be severe.

The storms are expected to form around 2 p.m. and last until around 9 p.m.

Most of the area is under a risk of severe weather, but the northern part of the the Midlands is under an enhanced risk.

Damaging wind gusts and some large hail are possible during the late afternoon and evening hours. Heavy rainfall is possible, too.

After the risk, Friday is expected to be mostly sunny, with high temperatures in the mid 90s. The weekend forecast is hot and humid with highs in the mid 90s.

Categories: Columbia, Richland County, Weather